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Tennessee Juvenile Justice Director to speak at community forum

Debrah Stafford, Juvenile Justice Director for the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth will be the special guest speaker at a Community Forum Sponsored by Clarksville-Montgomery County Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Task Force on Monday, May 12, at 6 p.m. at the Montgomery County Public Library.

The Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Task Force was put together by a Tennessee executive order to look at the overrepresentation of minority youth in secure confinement and to come up with ways to reduce these numbers as well as reducing the numbers of all juveniles that come into the system as a hold.

The Clarksville-Montgomery County DMC Task Force is one of only 5 task forces that exist throughout the state of Tennessee.

  • Did you know that 3 out of every 5 kids are in the Juvenile Justice system?
  • Why are so many youths getting into trouble?
  • Is Your Child Taking Drugs?
  • Gang Problems?
  • Single Parent Need Help?

This program will explain what services are available to help parents before kids get into the system and much more.

The DMC Task Force has formed partnerships with the following service organizations that will have display tables at this forum and will be on hand to provide information and support to parents and all concerned citizens.

Tabernacle Church, Big Brother Big Sister, Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education (HOPE), S.E.C.U.R.E., Clarksville Police Department Explores and Gang Unit Special Agent, Center Stone Mental Health, Tennessee Voices for Children, Regional Intervention Center (RIP), NAACP Youth Council, Clarksville Parks & Recreation, Club Delta and more.

Refreshments will be served. For information & assistance, please call (931) 551-8300

Visit the state DMC website: www.tennessee.gov/tccy/dmc.html


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