TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 1, 2019
The final report on the Shelby County Juvenile Court from the U.S. Department of Justice says there’s still more work to be done, The Daily Memphian reports. “There is a continued need to address the overrepresentation of minority youth in terms of referrals and in secure detention as well as in the receiving of a petition by the Juvenile Court,” DOJ equal protection monitor Michael Leiber wrote in a letter accompanying his final report. When the DOJ abruptly ended its oversight over Juvenile Court after six years last October, fewer than half the issues cited by the DOJ on equal protection were in partial compliance (46.9 percent) or full compliance (25 percent), according to Shelby County Juvenile Court's Dashboard.