The Joint Ad-Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice based its findings on the experiences of its members, but also on reports compiled by the The Pew Charitable Trust, a national, non-partisan, nonprofit that provides free technical assistance to states and counties across the country to improve policy making. Pew collected data from 98 Tennessee counties and surveyed stakeholders in the juvenile justice system – judges, probation officers and Department of Children’s Services (DCS) case workers. Two Pew assessment reports provided data that would be the backbone of the the Task Force’s Final Report. That report was released on December 7, 2017 and will serve to guide policy and legislation around issues of juvenile justice in Tennessee.
You can see the two Pew Assessment Reports here: