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Judge Crawford Vies For Another Term-John Dunn

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The final push toward election day has candidates working hard for every last vote. FOX 17 News is taking a closer look at the race for Nashville's Juvenile Court Judge. Two women are fighting for one spot on the bench.

Sophia Brown Crawford is shaking hands and asking for votes. A year and a half ago Crawford was appointed by the Metro Council to be Davidson County's Juvenile Court Judge. Now, she hopes to be elected. "I believe in being firm but fair, and holding others accountable as well as myself," says Crawford.

Crawford is a former attorney who first started working for the Juvenile Court in 2002. She says her first priority is public safety, but she also knows it's important to work with parents during their first contact with the court. "Basically trying to pour into the at-risk families in our community, and try to make a difference in the lives of those families and children," says Crawford.
Nashville's Juvenile Court handles about 40,000 court appearances a year. Some are well publicized, like the bus stop murder of Jonathan Johnson last year, or this year's accidental shooting death of 15 year old McGavock student Kevin Barbee.
Sheila Calloway also focuses on prevention and intervention to reduce crime. "Hopefully the result is that the recidivism rate on children who commit crimes over and over again will decrease once you get more services on the front end," says Calloway.

Calloway has served as a Juvenile Court Magistrate and she is a former public defender. She says she would be a courageous judge who cares about children and families. "Families in our community deserve a judge who is compassionate, who can look through the entire situation and see what it's about," says Calloway.

There is no Republican running in this race, so Tuesday's winner will be Davidson County's Juvenile Court Judge for the next eight years.

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