Joint Ad-Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice Leading the Charge

July 26, 2017

The Joint Ad-Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice is hereby authorized and directed to study, evaluate, analyze, and undertake a comprehensive review of the state’s juvenile justice system using a data-driven approach, and to develop evidence-based policy recommendations for legislative, administrative, and budgetary considerations that will:

·      protect public safety;

·      effectively hold juvenile offenders accountable;

·      contain costs; and

·      improve outcomes for youth, families, and communities in Tennessee.

Members of the Task Force include Judge Dan Michael, Shelby County Juvenile Court, Judge Vicki Snyder, Henry County Juvenile Court, and Director Deborah Taylor Tate, Administrative Office of the Courts. Members held their second meeting today to discuss process and timelines.