Mission: The tennessee justice center advocates on behalf of poor tennesseans:- in areas of public policy having the greatest impact on their health and welfare;- by means which afford clients opportunities to make their own voices heard; and- which emphasize collaboration across lines of race, class and generation. The center also supports the work of others engaged in similar advocacy efforts, beyond state boundaries, on behalf of the poor.
Programs: During 2014, the tennessee justice center handled 919 new cases for low-income clients in the resolution of their legal problems, some of which involved administrative appeals procedures outside the judicial system. The center also conducted training for private attorneys to enable them to handle such appeals on a pro bono basis. In addition to those services, the organization litigated the following cases in the judicial system in 2014: for detailed information see schedule o.