TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Kate Prince on Jul 30, 2020

The Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission today released its 2020 Strategic Plan, which outlines the group’s goals for the next two years, specifies the actions necessary to meet those goals and describes how successes and impact will be measured. The 2020 plan explores the Commission’s role in addressing racism in the justice system and follows the Supreme Court’s statement addressing the racism and injustice that remain a mortal threat to the lives of Black people. According to the plan, action items needed to eliminate barriers to racial fairness include the creation of live virtual training sessions on implicit bias, racial injustice, poverty and related topics developed for all judicial and legal system participants. The Commission will also host one large scale virtual training event each quarter and will work with its faith-based initiatives to develop ongoing virtual town halls. Read the full strategic plan on the Tennessee State Courts website.