Opinion: Teen offenders need immediate intervention

By , Guest Columnist Updated: October 05, 2020 11:21 AM CT | Published: October 05, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Amy Weirich
Guest Columnist

Amy Weirich

Amy Weirich is district attorney general for Tennessee’s 30th Judicial District (Shelby County).

To determine root causes for juvenile criminal behavior and map out more positive life plans, Shelby County needs a facility independent from Juvenile Court to provide immediate and evidence-based intervention for every youth who comes in contact with law enforcement. 


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