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Juvenile Court Community Monitors Program Launched

Star Staff ReportsJuvenile Court launched 3-7

Commissioner Henri E. Brooks hosted a town hall meeting last Thursday at the Memphis City School Board Auditorium to discuss the agreement reached between the Department of Justice (DOJ), Shelby County Juvenile Court and the Shelby County Government.

The meeting was attended by over 50 citizens and representatives from the Shelby County Juvenile Court system.  Commissioner Brooks educated the public with a twenty six (26) page power point presentation that highlighted the remedial measures and timelines established in the agreement in plain language so that every concerned citizens would quickly understand.  Immediately following the presentation she announced the formation of her Juvenile Court Community Monitor Program and asked for volunteers to sign up after the meeting.

After receiving comments, suggestions and praise from the citizens attending the town hall meeting; Commissioner Brooks was proud to establish the Juvenile Court Community Monitor Program with 14 enthusiastic volunteers.

“My passion to protect the children began in 2007 and I’m honored to be their voice to demand justice.  The Juvenile Court Community Monitor Program is a way for the community to hold the system accountable and to help protect our greatest asset, our children.  Any citizen that would like to volunteer for this program should contact my office immediately,” said Commissioner Henri E. Brooks.

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