Second Look Commission released its most recent report in December 2013 with an analysis of cases involving a more than one incidence of severe child abuse.
Public Chapter 1060 of the Acts of 2010 creates the Tennessee Second Look Commission (SLC) to review an appropriate sampling of cases involving a second or subsequent incident of severe child abuse in order to provide recommendations and findings to the General Assembly regarding whether or not severe child abuse cases are handled in a manner that provides adequate protection to the children of this state.
The SLC Commission is comprised of a diverse group of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of our children. Its findings and recommendations shall address all stages of investigating and attempting to remedy severe child abuse, including but not limited to:
The Second Look Commission will report annually to the General Assembly on its work. It holds open meetings quarterly and closed investigatory meetings as needed.
Craig Hargrow, Esq., (Craig.Hargrow@tn.gov), with experience advocating for children and families in private practice, as regional general counsel for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services and as a referee/magistrate for Montgomery County Juvenile Court, staffs the Second Look Commission.