Contact: Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email: [email protected]
(NASHVILLE, TN), June 21, 2010 — On Wednesday, June 23rd, members of the state legislature’s Select Committee on Children and Youth will be in Brownsville to discuss the status of juvenile justice and child safety programs and services with county officials from Haywood and surrounding counties.
Committee members plan to talk with local Juvenile Court Judge Roland Reid and with Hardeman County Juvenile Judge Chip Cary about the strengths and challenges they face handling both delinquency and dependency/neglect cases in rural southwest Tennessee. Others the members expect to talk with include Department of Children’s Services staff and representatives of the Carl Perkins Center, law enforcement agencies and child advocacy centers.
“Several matters of importance pertaining to children’s services and juvenile proceedings were dealt with in the last session of the General Assembly,” said State Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville). “I am pleased to be joined here in the district by some of my colleagues from the Select Committee to talk with key persons in our communities about these matters as well as future action they believe would improve the well being and safety of our children.”
Wednesday’s meeting will be from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the 1st South Community Room at 308 West Main Street. The meeting is open to the public. For further information contact Debbie Gazzaway at 616.741.6239 or [email protected].