TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 19, 2018
Two lawmakers have introduced legislation to create a fund for the study of juveniles involved in homicides and prostitution, The Tennessean reports. Rep. Mike Stewart, D-Nashville, and Sen. Sara Kyle, D-Memphis, said the bill aims to decrease youth violence. In 2017 in Nashville alone, nearly one fourth of homicide victims were teenage or younger, a trend Stewart referred to as a “civic emergency.”