Juvenile Court recognized for program

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Past problems at Juvenile Court, and more importantly their work to change them, has resulted in the court recognized in a positive way on a national level.

The Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County has been picked among only a handful of cities in America to launch a cutting edge child welfare program.

The court's Chief Administrative Officer, Larry Scroggs, joined us to talk about it.

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has selected the Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court as one of just 8 cities chosen for the program.

It will bring individualized assessments, training and technical assistance to the court to improve juvenile justice practices and outcomes.

The project is expected to begin in Memphis in September.