TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 26, 2018
Tennessee’s Administrative Office of the Courts recently received $200,000 in federal money to establish a new community court serving offenders in early adulthood. The C.A.R.E. (Creating Avenues for Restoration & Empowerment) court will be created using funds that the AOC, on behalf of the General Sessions Music City Community Court, received after being named one of five 2018 Community Court Grant Program winners. In addition to funding, the AOC will also receive technical assistance from the Center for Court Innovation to implement the C.A.R.E. court, which serves offenders aged 18 to 26. While the C.A.R.E. court will be the first of its kind in Nashville, national research has shown that the community court model can reduce crime and substance use, increase services to victims, reduce unnecessary jail time, save money and improve public confidence in justice.