“The time I’ve spent with Legal Aid, serving on various boards, volunteering with Greenhouse Ministries, and working in the church has prepared me to be both impartial and compassionate.”
Early Voting July 15 – 30
Election August 4
Andrae Crismon has a plan to improve our Juvenile Justice System. He has already reached out to Juvenile Court Judges in two of Tennessee’s five most populated counties in order to glean potential best practices.
Andrae will implement a C.A.R.E. platform:
Implement quarterly “Meet the Judge” meetings with parents, guardians, and children in partnership with city and county schools.
Make the tough decisions that need to be made in a variety of family law and youth matters. Emphasize protecting child victims, keeping the community safe while providing a roadmap for restoration for youth who have committed offenses.
Work to implement more diversionary and community based rehabilitation practices by exploring opportunities with Youth Villages, TN Youth Court, and other community and faith-based partners.
Train and then implement best practices in the delivery of Juvenile Court Services – inclusive of trauma-informed practices to mitigate the negative impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).