Our Mission: To advocate 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 In ways which emphasize collaboration across lines of race, class and generation.
The Tennessee Justice Center is a non-profit, public interest law and advocacy firm serving families in need. We are located in Nashville, but we serve all areas of Tennessee. We give priority to policy issues and civil cases in which the most basic necessities of life are at stake, and where our advocacy can benefit families statewide. We work to empower our clients - who drive our work - by holding government accountable for its policies and actions.
Specifically, we are currently advocating for the rights of children to receive covered services under TennCare. We do this both through class action litigation (our suit on behalf of children, John B., has been going on for 11 years) and by advising individual clients on how to get TennCare to provide necessary services.