MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Department of Justice ended some of its oversights concerning Shelby County's Juvenile Court system.
The DOJ started monitoring Shelby County in 2012 after receiving evidence that the court discriminated against African-American children, had unsafe confinement conditions, and failed to provide due process.
DOJ said it saw improvements from Shelby County. That's why the department decided to lift 14 oversights put into place to monitor Shelby County Juvenile Court. DOJ said it will continue to monitor parts of Juvenile Court.
Shelby County Juvenile Court released the following statement concerning the announcement: