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Subject: Creation of the Juvenile Justice Commission, and Appointment of its members

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government has recently completed the construction of a new juvenile court and administration building; and

WHEREAS, criminal acts by juveniles in the area of the Metropolitan Government continue to increase; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan County Council recently adopted Resolution No. R94-1007 requesting the appointment of a Juvenile Justice Commission to study juvenile crime and the juvenile justice system within the area of the Metropolitan Government; and

WHEREAS, in order to provide better public safety for Metropolitan Government residents and to promote the general health and welfare of juveniles, it is appropriate to create a Juvenile Justice Commission to conduct a study on juvenile crime and the entire juvenile justice system;

WHEREAS, the Director of Health and the Director of Social Services should also be members of the Juvenile Justice Commission;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Philip Bredesen, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me, do hereby direct and order the following:

That there be created and established the Juvenile Justice Commission (hereinafter referred to as "Commission") which in addition to me or my designee shall be comprised of the following persons:

(i) The following ten (10) officials of the Metropolitan Government or their designees;

(a) Juvenile Judge;

(b) Chief of Police;

(c) District Attorney General;

(d) Public Defender;

(e) Director of Schools;

(f) Director of Parks;

(g) Chief Librarian;

(h) Director of Finance;

(i) Director of Health; and

(j) Director of Social Services

(ii) the Chairperson of the Juvenile Court Committee of the Nashville Bar Association; and

(iii) one (1) member each designated by the:

(a) Nashville Urban League;

(b) Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce; and

(c) Nashville Chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, Inc.

The Commission shall have the following purpose:

(i) To undertake a study of juvenile crime and the juvenile justice system within the area of the Metropolitan Government; and

(ii)report its findings and recommendations to the Metropolitan County council and me so as to provide for an improved juvenile justice program and to reduce. crime.

Ordered this 14th day of July 1994.

Philip Bredesen