John T. Hall, Coordinator
School House Adjustment Program Enterprise, Memphis City Schools
Department of School Safety and Emergency Management

QUALIFICATIONS  Over 19 years of successful experience in professional and administrative planning, developing, directing, long range planning and implementing  special programs with “at risk” youths within the Juvenile Justice System  and Memphis City School System and  made them available  to the community . Reaching youths on the importance of education and appropriate conduct to prevent incarceration through various mentoring, one on one, each one teach one programs; applied recent successful interventions and strategies through best practices research to achieve a positive outcome for youth while acquiring a good working knowledge of all federal, state and local laws and policies related to education and the Juvenile Justice System.


1982-1984   BSCJ Criminal Justice, Delta State University

1981-1982   Associates Degree, Mississippi Delta Jr. College

1980-1981   Midland Jr. College


MARITAL STATUS: Married with one daughter


2007-Present Coordinator of School House Adjustment Program Enterprise, Memphis City Schools Department of School Safety and Emergency Management

Developed the first school based diversion program in the State of Tennessee to reduce transport of students to Juvenile Court for minor infractions of the law and address disproportionate minority contact. Oversee all aspects of the program including hiring, budget, program design, development assessment, evaluations, presentations and publications.  Utilizes external contacts with office of Juvenile Justice delinquency and Prevention, Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (State Advisory Group) Juvenile Court, Law Enforcement, District Attorney’s Office, Public Defenders Office, Memphis Police Department, Shelby County Sherriff Department, City and County Mayor’s Office and all other child advocacy groups and community agencies. 


2000-2006 Truancy Center Administrator, Memphis City Schools

Established the Truancy Assessment Center; responsible for day to day operations, supervised 33 employees, evaluated employees job performance. Helped establish the Truancy Center Hotline 545-late, collaborated with numerous outside partners (District Attorney Office, Memphis Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff Department, Juvenile Court, Memphis City and Shelby County Government); coordinated with District Attorney’s office to create the “Gang Initiative Program” to provide presentations in selected middle and high schools district-wide; created the Truancy Tracking Database Management System; Developed, Directed and Implemented the School-Based Probation Program for “at risk” youths; completed research projects with University of Memphis Criminal Justice Department on juvenile delinquency and truancy. Developed and implemented Truancy Initiative throughout the school district, provided in service training, proposed legislation on truancy, conducted truancy sweeps citywide, prepared truancy cases for prosecution and, trained staff.


1994-2000 Supervisor in Children’s Bureau, Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court

     Supervised 16 Probation Officers, assigned and reviewed court cases, entered court dispositions, monitored court proceedings, created database for juveniles, community liaison, referred “at risk” Youths to internal and external sources for additional services. Evaluated employees work performance, assisted with youth employment opportunities; assisted with passing of legislation regarding welfare laws of Juveniles.


1987-1994   Probation Counselor, Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court    

     Handled conferences with youths, counseled youths, prepared documents for court, referred “at risk” youths to internal and external sources for additional services and worked as community liaison. Also, conducted in research regarding juvenile problems and causes. Work with mentoring programs, outreach ministry, job employment for youths.


2007- Present

Chairman of Statewide Disproportionate Minority Contact Taskforce in Nashville, TN (State Advisory Group)


Chairman of the Local Disproportionate Minority Contact Taskforce in Memphis, Tennessee


Member of the Memphis Athletic Ministries


Executive Board of Directors with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Memphis


Member of the American Parole and Probation Association
Member of Tennessee Juvenile Court Services Association


National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
Recipient of the Probation Officer of the Year


Named Outstanding Young Man of the Year
Names Who's Who of America