Opinion: How and why some juveniles are transferred to adult court

By , Guest Columnist Updated: July 21, 2022 9:12 AM CT | Published: July 21, 2022 4:00 AM CT
Bill Gibbons
Guest Columnist

Bill Gibbons

Bill Gibbons is president of the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission and executive director of the Public Safety Institute at the University of Memphis. Previously, he was commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and district attorney for Shelby County. He has also served on the Memphis City Council and the Shelby County Board of Commissioners.

Former district attorney explains the laws, guidelines and considerations that officials make when assessing juveniles accused of violent crime.


Bill Gibbons Juvenile Court Shelby County District Attorney


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