Nashville’s juvenile court plans new program to cut down on youth violence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – January has been a violent month in Nashville for juveniles. Four teenagers were charged with homicide compared to none charged during the same period last year.

The latest are Terrence Rainey and Byron Berkley, both 16, who are accused in the murder of Javonte Robinson, 18, and critically injuring Roy Hunter, 20, during a robbery at a Madison apartment complex last Saturday.

According to the Davidson County Juvenile Court administrator, in January 2016, eight juveniles were charged with aggravated assault and four teens were charged with aggravated robbery. No juveniles were charged with especially aggravated robbery or homicide.

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