Juvenile Justice
4:46 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Report Sheds Light On Juvenile Justice In Knox County

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A lawsuit against Knox County, now before the Tennessee Supreme Court, is the subject of a report just released by the Center for Public Integrity, a Washington DC-based non-profit journalism organization.

Susan Ferriss covers juvenile justice and family issues for the organization. Ferriss stumbled across the lawsuit while researching the lack of required counsel for children who are brought before a juvenile court judge for charges of truancy, curfew violation, and other so-called “status offenses”. 

She spoke with WUOT's Chrissy Keuper about the report...

(This is an extended version of the broadcast interview)

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