TJCSA President’s Award
MS. JULIA TUCKER
Ms. Tucker is a dedicated employee of Nashville, Davidson County Juvenile Court, with 38 years of service. She presently supervises probation officers in Division II’s Community Based Probation Unit. Ms. Tucker has a special talent for developing programs and services to better improve the excellence and performance of the Juvenile Court. Our House Program (for special education students), Youth Aid Bureau (a neighborhood youth program),Community Based Probation (serving delinquent children) Supervision of Alcohol and Drug Assessments andVolunteer Services, are just a few of the services that she has brought to our Court and community. Congratulations Julia!
TJCSA PRESIDENT’S AWARD
MS. BARBARA DALE
Barbara Dale has been employed by the Davidson County Juvenile Court for 10 years. She presently holds the position of Docket Coordinator, where she is responsible for managing the court docket for Judge Betty Adams Green, as well as four Magistrates. Barbara began her affiliation with TJCSA in 1997, when she volunteered her assistance to help plan and manage the Middle Tennessee Mini-Conference in 1997 and 1998. Barbara’s volunteer service to the TJCSA expanded to the TJCSA/TCJFJC Joint Conferences, where she was instrumental in obtaining sponsorships and exhibitors. Her “know how” and excellent organizational skills have been utilized by TJCSA as she has served as Exhibitor Coordinator Chair for numerous conferences. Congratulations Barbara!
OUTSTANDING JUVENILE COURT SUPERVISOR/ADMINISTRATOR AWARD
MR. JEREMY EZELL
Jeremy Ezell is a remarkable nominee for Outstanding Juvenile Court Supervisor/Administrator for this year. Jeremy has served as the Youth Officer Administrator for Lincoln County for the past four years, but has worked in the Youth Services Office for the past nine years. Jeremy is always at work early, well before the normal time of 8:00 a.m. He is friendly to all those whom he comes into contact and has been an extraordinary mentor! Congratulations Jeremy!
OUTSTANDING JUVENLE COURT PROBATOIN/YOUTH SERVICES OFFICER AWARD
MR. TERRANCE ANTHONY “T.A.” RICHARDSON
T.A. Richardson was a much respected member of the staff at Madison County Juvenile Court Services. He passed away of March 20, 2009 while working at his home on his day off. T.A. had worked his entire career with troubled youth and had been employed at MCJCS for the past 5 years as a Child and Family Intervention Specialist (Probation Officer). He dedicated his entire career to working with troubled youth, having previously worked at Youth Villages and Camelot Care Centers. He was admired and respected by his coworkers, and never hesitated to volunteer to lend a helping hand. He was an outstanding male role model for many of his clients often going the “extra mile” to support and encourage them in their endeavors to be successful. T.A was a dedicated father to his daughter, Jenna, and husband to his wife. T.A. you are greatly missed!
OUTSTANDING JUVENILE COURT WORKER AWARD
Michelle Murray has been employed by the Bedford County Juvenile Court since 1992. She presently holds the position of Administrative Assistant, where she is responsible for the day to day operations of General Sessions Court, and in addition services as the only administrative support for Juvenile Court, all under Judge Charles Rich. She demonstrates extraordinary capability of handling many responsibilities simultaneously. Michelle has been a member of the Tennessee Juvenile Court Services Association for over 17 years. Congratulations Michelle!
MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
Faye Howard has worked for the Shelby County Juvenile Court since 1970 – almost 40 years. She has worked almost exclusively with dependent, neglected and abused children. Ms. Howard has a reputation in the community as an individual who deeply cares for children and is willing to go “the extra mile” to assist them. She is a past president of the Tennessee Juvenile Court Services Association. She has been active with the association for many years. Congratulations Faye!
JUNIOR’S HOSE CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER
Junior’s House is known to be a place “where the healing begins.” Junior’s House, Inc. Child Advocacy Center is a Non-Profit organization that provides free services to child victims of severe physical and sexual abuse as well as the child’s non-offending caregiver. It opened its doors in August 2003 with the assistance of Leadership Lincoln and many citizens in Lincoln County, Tennessee. The Vision promotes communities where children are safe, families are strong, and our child victims become survivors because we all known that “Children Shouldn’t Have to Hurt.” Services include free Trauma Focused Counseling, Forensic Evaluations, Forensic Interviews, and Court Preparation. The Center provides child abuse prevention services to over 9000 children in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Thank you for all you do in the community!