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Pair from 24th Judicial District honored for work in community

Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Griffey and paralegal Debbie Madden-Gray were presented with the 2017 Impact Award in Nashville by the Tennessee Commissioner for the Department of Human Services. The award was provided in recognition of them going above and beyond in their normal job responsibilities to serve clients of the District Attorney’s Office in the 24th Judicial District in the eastern part of West Tennessee.

Another issue, which can result in legal cases, is that of teen pregnancy. Indeed, less than half of mothers who have a child before they are 18 years old graduate from high school, and less than 2 percent have a college degree by age 30, which impacts their ability to obtain employment and can, in turn, result in legal problems. The sons of teen parents are 13 percent more likely to end up in prison. Additionally, children born to teen parents are twice as likely to suffer abuse and neglect compared to children born to adult parents.

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