DOJ report says Shelby County Juvenile Court still has problems

A second DOJ report expected by end of year

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 12, 2018 11:39 AM CT | Published: December 12, 2018 12:17 AM CT
After six years of monitoring Shelby County Juvenile Court, a recently released U.S. Department of Justice report states that oversight at the court should have not ended because the agency is “deeply flawed,” enabling a “culture of intimidation” undermining due process for African-American children in the system.


Dan Michael Sandra Simkins Shelby County Juvenile Court U.S. Department of Justice
Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.

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