get involved

The work of Safe Baby Court cannot be done without the support and teaming of our community. It is through creative partnerships and a commitment to strengthening families that we’ve been able to help our participants find the most success. Below is a list of community partners but we are always looking for individuals and groups who might be interested in working alongside us. If you’d like to get involved, please reach out!

our stakeholder team

In late 2017, a kickoff meeting was convened by Judge Irwin to announce the rollout of Safe Baby Court in Knox County. This initial meeting set the tone for the involvement of Stakeholders in this initiative. The group met for a full day and was comprised of child welfare agency staff, local government administrators, health care providers, mental health professionals, substance abuse treatment providers, early intervention specialists, foster care agencies, child and family advocates, other community leaders and more.

Over the last 2 years, our community involvement and partnership engagement has increased tremendously and we continue to find new partners regularly that want to engage in our efforts to serve this population and support the work we are doing. We now have an established multidisciplinary Stakeholder Team that meets quarterly. The Stakeholder Team reviews SBC data, identifies gaps in services and discusses the issues and patterns raised by cases that are currently enrolled in SBC and that may reflect trends in the community at large. It is abundantly clear that the Knoxville community is one that wants to help and the potential for cross-sector collaboration to meet the needs of our most vulnerable community members is endless.

our stakeholders

  • All4Knox
  • Helping Mamas
  • Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Youth Villages
  • Omni
  • Department of Children’s Services
  • Helen Ross McNabb Agency
  • Jay Benson
  • CareCuts
  • Omni Community Health
  • FIG Investment Group
  • Community Law Organization
  • Head Start
  • Metro Drug Coalition
  • Healthy Connections Knoxville
  • Freedom Investment Group
  • Knoxville Sherriff’s Office
  • City of Knoxville
  • Knox County Health Department
  • Trinity Commercial Real Estate
  • Grow With Me Clinic
  • Compassion Coalition
  • Tennessee Early Intervention System
  • Knox County Public Defender
  • Cherokee Health
  • JourneyPure
  • ChildHelp
  • CASA of East TN
  • Center of Excellence
  • TN Voices for Children
  • Boys and Girls Club of the TN Valley
  • United Way
  • Susannah’s House
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology
  • Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation