Friday, 18 January 2019 10:12

Mentors Can Help Shape Young Lives

By Amy Weirich
Shelby County District Attorney General
Much has been said in recent weeks and months about juveniles and crime in Shelby County.
New juvenile facilities. More rehabilitation. Better representation. Fewer transfers to adult court.
Those are all worthy goals, but we can’t lose sight of the many victims of juvenile crime.
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March 23, 2018 – The second Operation Safe Serve event held Thursday to allow parents of truant children to resolve court-related issues without fear of arrest showed a better turnout than the first event, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
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MEMPHIS – April 12, 2016 - Mei Mei Gray and DeVonte’ Brown have been selected as ambassadors to represent Memphis this summer at the Do The Write Thing Challenge Recognition Ceremony in Washington, D.C., said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Weirich.
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MEMPHIS - Mar. 25, 2015 - Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich will announce the selection of this year’s “Do the Write Thing Challenge” (DTWT) ambassadors this Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Hope Church located at 8500 Walnut Grove at 6:30pm.
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MEMPHIS, TN - Feb. 26, 2015 - This year more than 1200 middle school students from 23 Shelby County Schools have submitted essays for the "Do the WRITE Thing" (DTWT) Challenge.
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MEMPHIS – Truancy Mentor Training is scheduled for Monday, December 8th for new mentors in the District Attorney’s Mentoring Based Truancy Reduction Program, said Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
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MEMPHIS – Truancy Mentor Training is scheduled Saturday Nov. 1 for new mentors in the District Attorney’s Mentoring Based Truancy Reduction Program, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Tuesday.
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MEMPHIS – For 344 Shelby County School students, May 24, 2014 was a perfect ending to a school year with no absences and not even one tardy occurrence.
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MEMPHIS – Prosecutors and investigators recently participated in Career Day activities at area schools, discussing their jobs and urging young students to set goals and stay in school, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
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MEMPHIS - Schilling Farms Middle School and Cordova Middle School students were named ambassadors at the annual “Do the Write Thing Challenge” banquet Thursday evening at Hope Presbyterian Church.
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