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Austin Peay State University to host 7th annual Joint Conference on Juvenile Justice, April 8th

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Saturday, April 8th, 2017, the Montgomery County Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Task Force, the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, the MerryInGOD Foundation and Austin Peay State University will present the 7th Annual Joint Conference on Juvenile Justice.

Austin Peay State University's Morgan University Center. (APSU)
Austin Peay State University’s Morgan University Center. (APSU)

The conference will take place from 8:30am – 4:30pm at the Morgan University Center on the University campus.

Attendance is free and open to the public, however all attendees must pre-register by emailing .

The conference target audience includes students, parents, religious leaders, social workers, psychologist, educators, judges, lawyers, law enforcement officers, concerned citizens, community activists, administrators and others who are interested in the issues that confront our youth.

Presentations have been varied and have included timely topics, such as: Impact of Social Media on Your Life, Mentoring, Gang Awareness, Cyberbullying, Bullying, Addiction to Hopelessness, the Juvenile Justice System, Rachel’s Challenge, Follow Your Dreams, Suicide Prevention, Your Constitutional Rights: What to do When Stopped by the Police and others.

Sessions and keynote speakers this year include “Perseverance,” led by Col. Telita Crosland, commander of the U.S. Army Medical Activity at Fort Campbell – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital; “Potential Plus Perspective Plus Performance Equals Purposeful Prosperity,” led by Richard “Reason” Garrett, Clarksville city councilman and executive director of LEAP Organization; “Equal Justice Under the Law: The Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Task Force,” led by Dr. Merriel Bullock-Neal, attorney, Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator and chair of the Montgomery County DMC Task Force; and “Update on the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice System,” led by Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Tim Barnes.

Montgomery County is one of five counties, including Davidson County, Hamilton County, Shelby County, Knox County and Montgomery County, that have a DMC Task Force in the state of Tennessee.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Merriel Bullock-Neal at 931.551.8300.


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