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All Juveniles, Staff at Youth Treatment Facility Test Negative for COVID-19

 

Tennessee Department of Children's ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services announced Tuesday that all juveniles and staff at a Sumner County youth treatment facility tested negative for COVID-19 Coronavirus. The department requested a mass testing event at the privately-operated congregate care facility after one staff member tested positive.

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Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, Private Provider take steps to Quarantine Additional Juveniles for COVID-19

 

Tennessee Department of Children's ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services and private provider Youth Opportunity Investments (YOI) have taken steps to quarantine additional juveniles in state custody at a Memphis youth treatment facility after a second round of testing resulted in further positive cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

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Tennessee Department of Children’s Services takes action after Juvenile Tests Positive for COVID-19

 

Tennessee Department of Children's ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services is working with the Tennessee Department of Health and the COVID-19 Unified Command to conduct a surge mass testing event at a Memphis youth treatment facility one day after a juvenile there tested positive.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Commissioner Jennifer Nichols urge everyone to report suspected Child Abuse, Neglect during Coronavirus Pandemic

 

Child Abuse and Neglect are Potential Collateral Damages of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Tennessee Department of Children's ServicesNashville, TN – On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee joined Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Jennifer Nichols to call on all Tennesseans to pay extra attention to the children in their lives and in their communities as the response to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) could lead to an increase in child abuse and neglect and a decrease in reported allegations.

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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, April 8th, 2018

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68

Nashville, TN – Thursday, April 5th, was a great day for Austin Peay State University as the Animal Science Facility was named for Brock Blick, an 11-year old boy who died tragically in a hunting accident 18 months ago. 

Because Brock had a real love for cows and farming,  the family decided to honor their son and his memory by establishing the Brock Blick Endowed Scholarship in Agriculture at Austin Peay State University. 

The Building was named in Brock’s honor.

Austin Peay State University dedicates Brock Blink Animal Science Facility.

Austin Peay State University dedicates Brock Blink Animal Science Facility.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Opens Tennessee Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy

 

Alternative residential program operated by the Tennessee National Guard

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has officially opened the Tennessee Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy, an alternative residential program operated by the Tennessee National Guard that offers youth between ages 16-18 who have dropped out of school a chance to earn a high school equivalency diploma outside of a traditional school setting.

The academy is housed at the site of the former Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Nashville where Haslam was joined Friday by Deputy Governor Jim Henry and Major General Max Haston for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The first class of approximately 100 cadets is set to begin July 9th, 2017.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee National Guard Youth Challenge Program Ready to Roll

 

Tennessee Volunteer ChalleNGe AcademyNashville, TN – Early last year Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Deputy Governor Jim Henry, Commissioner of Children’s Services Bonnie Hommrich and Major General Max Haston announced that Tennessee is the latest state to be approved by the Department of Defense for a National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program.

After months of preparation, the Tennessee Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy (TNVCA)  is ready to become a reality.

The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is a 17-month, voluntary, second-chance program for 16-to 18-year-old struggling youth who may have dropped out of school or behind in credits.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Arrests Drug Trafficker and Rescues Four Children

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – On Thursday, January 5th, 2017, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) Interdiction Plus Team (IPT) arrested William A. Holley, 31, of Fort Wayne, Indiana for drug trafficking. At the time of the traffic stop four children ranging from ages 5 to 10 years of age were in the vehicle.

THP Lieutenant Wayne Dunkleman observed a 2016 Toyota Sienna minivan traveling South on I-65 in Maury County following too close to another vehicle. Lieutenant Dunkleman stopped the vehicle which was a rental vehicle on I-65 at mile marker 37.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Announces National Guard Youth Challenge Program

 

Alternative Residential Program part of Governor’s Public Safety Action Plan

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced with Major General Max Haston of the Department of Military and Department of Children’s Services (DCS) Commissioner Bonnie Hommrich that Tennessee has been approved by the U.S. Department of Defense for a National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program.

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2016 Legislative Session of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly report

 

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on April 22nd, 2016 to become a part of Tennessee history with passage of major legislation to reduce crime, cut tax burdens, spur job growth, accelerate the state’s success in K-12 education, boost the number of college graduates, curb drug abuse and curtail drunk driving.

State lawmakers also passed significant legislation to ease traffic congestion, reduce child abuse, aid farmers, increase access to healthcare and medication, increase voter participation and provide a safer environment for the elderly.

Following, please find a copy of some of the highlights of this year’s legislative action.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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