TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 12, 2018
The Administrative Office of the Courts has launched a second round of grants to help make Tennessee’s courthouses safer. Funding preference will be given to counties with courthouses that do not currently meet the present minimum courtroom security standards, as well as counties that have experienced a courtroom security breach during the 12-month period of July 1, 2017, to June 30 of this year. The announcement of the new round of court security grants comes just months after the Tennessee Judicial Conference and the Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference adopted new minimum courtroom security standards to promote the security and safety of members of the judiciary, court personnel, and the public. The standards were last updated in the 1990s.