Shelby County, Tennessee is launching a pilot youth assessment resource center to divert youth ages 12 to 17 from delinquency. The center will provide early intervention, comprehensive assessment and referral to supportive services, and positive strategies tailored to address individual needs of youth and their families. On December 3, 2018, the Shelby County Commission authorized a $500,000 contract for the pilot services with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth. The initial contract runs from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, followed by the option to renew for three additional one . . .