Charles Campbell succumbed to cancer on August 1, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn; son Enrico; and granddaughters, Brittney and Ashley Hill. After forty-three years of hard work and dedication to the Davidson County Juvenile Court Charles Campbell retired effective March 31, 2009. Charles received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and a Master of Science Degree in Guidance and Counseling with an area of concentration in Psychology from Tennessee State University. His career in Juvenile Justice spans more than four decades, all of which have been associated with the Metro Juvenile Court of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. Charles was the Chief Probation Officer at Juvenile Court.
He had been a member of the Tennessee Juvenile Court Services Association for over twenty years. Charles is a past President and has served on the Executive Committee, Training Committee, Legislative Committee, Program Committee and Board of Trustees. He was instrumental in starting the TJCSA Scholarship Endowment Fund that is given to deserving students at seven Universities across the State of Tennessee.
Charles holds a lifetime membership with the Tennessee State University Alumni Association (Nashville and National Chapters) and holds the appointed office of Business Manager with the Nashville Chapter. Also, he is a member of the NAACP and the Buffalo PAC. He is a member of St. Luke C.M.E. Church where he is a Trustee and sings in the male chorus. He has chaired and served on a number of boards and committees in the community. Charles and his wife, Jacquelyn, have one adult son and three grandchildren.
It has been said that one’s legacy depends on one’s impact and what better way to measure impact than by the effect of what one has done. Charles Campbell has left an indelible imprint upon the lives of children and youth in our community for over forty years. His untiring efforts have not gone unnoticed by our Juvenile Court Family and have left an indelible impact on the community. His caring and dedication for children and families have left a lasting legacy!