TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Sep 19, 2018
The 35th Annual Conference on Juvenile Justice was recently held in Knoxville, bringing together an array of judges, lawyers, advocates and experts to discuss some of the biggest issues facing children and families who become involved with Tennessee’s legal system. The opening session of this year’s conference was a two-part presentation on the over-representation of LGBTQ youth in the justice system. It was led by Davidson County Assistant District Attorney Stacy Miller and Pamela Sheffer, the director of the Just Us program at the Oasis Center. Another session centered on the ongoing opioid epidemic. That session was led by 4th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Duane Slone, Dr. Stephen Loyd and Amy Coble. Judge Slone has taken a leadership role in combating the opioid epidemic by spearheading the innovative TN ROCS docket in his district.