by Julie Steele
Launch, is a program geared to individuals interested in discussing local issues with an informed guest discussion leader. August’s program will begin on Thursday, August 12 at noon.
The guest for Launch in August will be Juvenile Court Judge Suzanne Bailey. Judge Bailey will discuss the current climate and circumstances of juvenile court and entertain questions. Bailey is quoted in an interview as saying, “We’re having not only the children not understand they have to take responsibility when the commit these offenses, but we have a difficult time today, more so than we did ten years ago, with the parents.” She recognizes that youth violence happens in all communities and effects families regardless of income, social level or race. Judge Bailey’s rulings take into account many factors. Come to Launch to learn more about the juvenile court system.
Bailey has served as the Presiding Judge of the Hamilton County Juvenile Court for the past 20 years, in addition to 7 years prior service as Judicial Referee for the Court. She was in the private practice before appointment and then election to the bench. She received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. from UT College of Law. She is a recipient of the McCann-Abernathy Award for Outstanding Juvenile Court Judge in Tennessee, past president of the Tennessee Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, a current member of Judicial Ethics Committee appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court, former Commissioner of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, and a former member of the Tennessee Supreme Court Permanency Planning Commission, in addition to serving on advisory boards for community groups addressing children and family issues. She is also a fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation.
The Jewish Cultural Center is under the auspices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga. Located at 5461 North Terrace, the Center and its programs are open to everyone regardless of religious affiliation.
There is a cost to attend but that fee does include lunch Space is limited. RSVP by today by using the RSVP form at www.jewishchattanooga.com or to Ann Treadwell, 493-0270 ext. 13 or firstname.lastname@example.org.