LEADING THE WAY to PREVENT Problems, PROMOTE Positive Potential and PURSUE Fairness and Hope

Nashville-Davidson County’s Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway, the Juvenile Court Magistrates, and the employees of Juvenile Court welcome you. Together we are responsible for making sure that every child and parent who passes through our court is met with justice, fairness, and hope. As described by Tennessee Code Annotated Section 37-1-101, the purpose of juvenile court is: “To provide for the care, protection, and wholesome moral, mental and physical development of the children coming within its provisions.” Using evidence based programs and services, Nashville’s Juvenile Court and the youth and families it serves are LEADING THE WAY.

Committed to Best Practices

Davidson County Juvenile Court is committed to bringing our probation services in line with national best practices – click to read more

FY18 Mayor’s Budget Discussions – Juvenile Court 03/15/17

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2017 Speaker Highlights: Judge Sheila D. J. Calloway

It’s almost here! TEDxNashville 2017 is just weeks away and our team is busy behind the scenes, preparing for what we are proud to consider a world-class event. So many dedicated team members have given their time and talents to pull it off, but of course, the focus and anticipation revolves around our list of brilliant 2017 speakers!

Judge Sheila Calloway is one such speaker. She was elected Juvenile Court Judge in August, 2014, and also serves as Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University, both in the Undergraduate and Law Schools. Recently, Judge Calloway took some time to answer some questions from the TEDxNashville Blog staff.

“I never thought I would have the opportunity to participate as a [TEDxNashville] speaker myself,” she told us. “So, when I got the call, I jumped at the opportunity.”

We wondered what was going through her mind. It’s an exciting stage and audience members have high expectations. “I was very excited and a bit overwhelmed,” said Calloway.”Knowing the caliber of the TEDx speakers and the crowds that attend the shows, I began to wonder if I would be able to present something at the same level.””

Given that sentiment, and without revealing too much ahead of the event, we wanted to know what inspired Judge Calloway with enough passion to present on the TEDxNashville stage. Her topic? “Restorative Justice.””

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Opportunity NOW

Opportunity NOW is a coordinated initiative launched by Mayor Megan Barry to provide young people in Davidson County access to employment. In Nashville, we have seen fewer and fewer teenagers and young adults working during the summers and after-school. At the same time, Nashville employers across various industries are concerned about the lack of “soft” skills among their youngest employees—skills most readily learned through actual work experience.

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2017 Speaker Highlights: Judge Sheila D. J. Calloway

It’s almost here! TEDxNashville 2017 is just weeks away and our team is busy behind the scenes, preparing for what we are proud to consider a world-class event. So many dedicated team members have given their time and talents to pull it off, but of course, the focus and anticipation revolves around our list of brilliant 2017 speakers!

Judge Sheila Calloway is one such speaker. She was elected Juvenile Court Judge in August, 2014, and also serves as Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University, both in the Undergraduate and Law Schools. Recently, Judge Calloway took some time to answer some questions from the TEDxNashville Blog staff.

“I never thought I would have the opportunity to participate as a [TEDxNashville] speaker myself,” she told us. “So, when I got the call, I jumped at the opportunity.”

We wondered what was going through her mind. It’s an exciting stage and audience members have high expectations. “I was very excited and a bit overwhelmed,” said Calloway.”Knowing the caliber of the TEDx speakers and the crowds that attend the shows, I began to wonder if I would be able to present something at the same level.””

Given that sentiment, and without revealing too much ahead of the event, we wanted to know what inspired Judge Calloway with enough passion to present on the TEDxNashville stage. Her topic? “Restorative Justice.””

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Astrophysicists, artists, celebrity chefs and clinical psychologists will be among the speakers at the eighth annual TEDxNashville. The two-day event, which will be held at TPAC Mar. 17-18, celebrates community building and “ideas worth spreading.”

Radio personality Bobby Bones and chef/restaurateur Maneet Chauhan lead this year’s diverse lineup of speakers, who will explore the program’s 2017 theme, “Illuminate,” in their short presentations. Great ideas are ignited by a spark and the goal…is to bring that spark to the Nashville stage to illuminate the invisible,” said Chris Moise, president of TEDxNashville.

Other speakers include Tom Eastham, who spent more than 30 years with the United Space Alliance at the Kennedy Space Center,Davidson County Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway and Dr. James Crowe, the director of Vanderbilt’s Vaccine Center.

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PIP Panel Review: The Bridge 03/30/16

The Bridge 04/29/2016

Dear Judge Calloway,

On befhalf of Mayor Megan Barry and the entire review panel, I want to thank you for submitting The Bridge as a Public Investment Plan. Metro is fortunate to have team members like you who are dedicated to creating a more open, collaborative culture within every department. You are to be commended for your excellent work on this proposal!

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FY17 Mayor’s Budget Improvement Discussions: Juvenile Court and Juvenile Court Clerk

Jurisdiction

The following are types of cases Juvenile Court hears that fall within the municipal boundary of Davidson County.

  • Status Offenses: acts that are against the law only for minors (drinking alcohol, using tobacco, curfew violation, skipping school, running away, being unruly, etc..).
  • Dependency, Neglect, Abuse: when the health or safety of a minor is seriously threatened or if there is a possibility of the minor leaving the jurisdiction to avoid a court date. A minor may only be taken away from his family if there is no other way to ensure their safety.[TN Code 37-1-101 (a)(3)]
  • Parentage, Visitation and Child Support: cases involving the parents of children, including custody hearings and court ordered child support.
  • Delinquency: acts that would be crimes if committed by adults (traffic violations, theft, assault, disorderly conduct, vandalism, etc..).