TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Jarod Word on Jun 6, 2019
Gov. Bill Lee has announced the team that will lead his criminal justice task force, the Tennessean reports. Lee made the issue a focal point of his campaign, later appointing Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Brandon Gibson to his Senior Advisor role and tasking her with leading the charge on the initiative. The plan includes cooperation with the courts, former inmates and various agencies, such as the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland, Department of Children’s Services, Department of Corrections and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. In a statement regarding the plan, Lee said he intends to “improve public safety and reentry in our state.”