Just City (Memphis)

Non-profit advancing policies and programs within Shelby County and the State of Tennessee that strengthen the right to counsel and mitigate the damage caused to families and neighborhoods as a result of contact with the criminal justice system.
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Primary geographic focus: Tennessee
Organization type(s): Provider


News Story

Study Highlights Tennessee’s Harsh Driver’s License Suspension Policies

Steven Hale
Nashville Scene
September 26, 2017
Tennessee is one of only five states requiring judges to indefinitely suspend licenses for failure to pay court fees.

News Story

Traffic Debt Keeps Thousands of Low-Income Drivers Off The Road In Tennessee

Julieta Martinelli
WPLN (Nashville Public Radio)
October 2, 2017
Over the last five years, 250,000 Tennesseans have lost the right to drive legally. That’s the result of an uncommon state law that makes license suspensions mandatory if drivers can’t afford to pay court fees and traffic fines.

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