NCJFCJ in the State of Tennessee
Work and Impact
Requests for technical assistance in 2021
Trained judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals working to protect Tennessee’s children, families, and victims in our communities in 2021.
Judicial and Associate Members in Tennessee
The Judicial Engagement Network (JEN) Fellowship Program allows judges to enhance their skills as judicial leaders within the court and in their communities around domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking issues. A judge from Nashville is a Fellow in the second class of the JEN Fellowship Program, which was extended into 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the Implementation Sites Project, the NCJFCJ provides targeted training and technical assistance to the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County, under the leadership of Judge Dan H. Michael, to improve the handling of child abuse and neglect cases, reduce the number of children in foster care, and improve outcomes for children in care.
Tennessee judicial system professionals received training on opioids and the challenges associated with intervention, treatment, and prevention.
The NCJFCJ, with funding from the State Justice Institute, selected Sumner County as an Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines demonstration site, which works on case processing timeframes.
Tennessee judicial system professionals received training on continuous quality improvement by using data to improve the courts’ handling of dependency hearings.
A Tennessee judicial system professional participated in a webinar about motivational interviewing skills for Juvenile Drug Treatment Court (JDTC) teams and learned about the NCJFCJ's new resources on using motivational interviewing skills to support JDTC participant behavior change.
Judges and justice system professionals from Tennessee received specialized child welfare, domestic violence, and juvenile justice training on current and cutting-edge topics and research during the NCJFCJ’s Annual Conference and National Conference on Juvenile Justice.
Tennessee judicial system professionals participated in the Considerations for Reopening Juvenile and Family Courts: Operational Procedures webinar. The training explored considerations for the physical and environmental safety of juvenile and family courts as they return to in-person operations.
The state of Tennessee contributes juvenile court data to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). This national project of the NCJFCJ provides detailed and accurate information on the activities of the nation's juvenile courts to juvenile justice professionals, policymakers, researchers, and the public
The NCJFCJ has 104 Judicial and Associate Members in Tennessee.
Judge Dan H. Michael of Memphis is the Immediate Past President of the NCJFCJ and a 2021 Days on the Hill Delegate.