(NASHVILLE) — Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) today announced that she has appointed State Representative William Lamberth (R-Cottontown) to the Joint Ad Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice.
The Chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee is one of four legislative members selected to serve as part of the task force. It is designed to study, evaluate, analyze, and conduct a comprehensive review of Tennessee’s juvenile justice system with an ultimate goal of developing policy recommendations that protect public safety; hold juvenile offenders accountable; curb legal costs, and also improve outcomes for youth and families in communities across the state.
“Chairman Lamberth has demonstrated his knowledge and expertise in this important area during his time serving as a member of the Tennessee General Assembly,” said Speaker Harwell. “We are fortunate to have him as a part of this task force; I know he will do a tremendous job as we take a more in-depth approach to improving public safety in Tennessee.”
“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to serve with this group of lawmakers and key stakeholders as we work to make our state safer,” said Chairman Lamberth. “During the 2017 legislative session, we made considerable strides to increase protections for Tennesseans while also holding criminal offenders responsible for their actions. I believe this task force provides an exciting opportunity for us to take our work to the next level.”
The first meeting of the Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice will take place on June 28, 2017.
William Lamberth serves as Chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee and is a member of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. Lamberth is also a member of the House Calendar & Rules, House Ethics and House State Government Committees. He lives in Cottontown and represents House District 44, which includes part of Sumner County. Lamberth can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-1980.