DCS Commissioner Lauds Program for Teens in Jackson
JACKSON, Tenn.- The state commissioner of Children's Services made a stop in Jackson. Jim Henry brought his vision for the future of the department with a number of meetings. Juvenile Court Judge Christy Little, court officers and volunteers brought together young people who highlighted the successes achieved through programs run by the court and DCS. The commissioner headed a presentation from a juvenile court worker who spoke on the importance of the court helping and not punishing youth as well as others who have taken part in court sponsored programs. "Well, I liked the youth court. I thought that I've got to find out more about it. I'd like to see that expanded, but it sounds like to me it's a great idea," said Jim Henry, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Children's Services. Commissioner Henry has served as commissioner of DCS since March.