2008 Juvenile Justice Awards

TJCSA is gearing up for another successful conference this year in August. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to network with other professionals across the state and to gain invaluable knowledge on different topics pertaining to juvenile justice.

President’s Award:

This award is presented to the individual the current President of TJCSA selects for their outstanding service to children and families in TN.

Suzie Winstead, Washington County Juvenile Court

Suzie began her career in juvenile justice as a YSO with Washington County Juvenile Court in December of 1985 and was promoted to Court Director in February of 1990. She retired from the Court in 2007. During her tenure she served on every TJCSA committee and was the President in 2004. Suzie served on many task forces and committees both locally and state wide during her service to juvenile justice.

Outstanding Service Award:

This award is presented to the individual(s) who has/have provided outstanding service to the Tennessee Juvenile Court Services Association.

Barbara Dale, Davidson County Juvenile Court

Barbara’s involvement in the TJCSA began in 1997. She has served on many committees over the last decade and has set the bar to the highest standard as an Exhibitor and Sponsorship Chair. While working for the Cheatham County School System and the Davidson County Juvenile Court, she has developed and encouraged positive working relationships between Courts, Agencies, and the TJCSA.

Calvin Housewright, Knox County Juvenile Court

Calvin Housewright has been an active participant and member of TJCSA for over 30 years. He retired from the Knoxville Police Department as a Captain after 27 -years of service. He has served as the Special Projects Coordinator for the Knox County, Juvenile Court. His sense of humor and positive attitude has made Calvin one of TJCSA’s outstanding ambassadors in the community.

Outstanding Juvenile Court Worker Award:

This award is presented to a para-professional staff person from a Juvenile Court in the State of Tennessee who has contributed to their Court’s improvement (i.e. clerical, security, etc.)

Shelton Fitton

Shelton Fitton serves primarily as the Youth Services officer for Wayne County, but he also served as the Community Service Officer and Juvenile Court Administrator.

Outstanding Juvenile Court Probation/Youth Services Officer Award:

This award is presented to a worker from a Juvenile Court in the State of Tennessee who has made a difference in the field of juvenile justice.

Kim Sims

Kim Sims has been a member of the TJCSA for twenty-four years. She has been employed in the Juvenile Justice System for twenty-four years with Sullivan County Juvenile Court in Kingsport and the Sullivan County Juvenile Court in Bristol, TN. She continues to be an outstanding advocate for children.

Michele Steadman

Michele Steadman has been employed as a probation officer with the Sullivan County Juvenile Court, Division I, for twenty-one years. She serves in the capacity as the Assistant Court Director. Her value to the court has been immeasurable.

Humanitarian Award:

This award is presented to the person, group of persons, or organization for their humanitarian service to the children of Tennessee.

Restorative Justice/Compassion Coalition
Veta Sprinkle

Restorative Justice in Knoxville, Tennessee is a collaboration that provides worksites all over the Knox County where juvenile offenders can fulfill their community service hours in a place where responsible, caring adults will not only supervise them, but encourage them.

Meritorious Service Award:

This award is presented to the individual, group of persons or organization for meritorious service to the Juvenile Courts of Tennessee.

Boys & Girl Clubs of the Tennessee Valley
Richard L. Bean Boys and Girls Club

In November 2004, The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley and the Richard L. Bean (RLB) Juvenile Service Center, Knox County, developed a partnership to become one of the only three juvenile detention centers in the nation to form their own Boys and Girls Club within a detention facility.

Outstanding Juvenile Court Supervisor/Administrator Award

This award is presented to a Manager/Administrator from a Juvenile Court in the State of Tennessee who has made a difference in the field of Juvenile Justice.

This award was not presented in 2008.