Tammy Walden is the School Response Coordinator for the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association. Prior to joining MJJA, Tammy served as the Chief Juvenile Officer in the 26th Judicial Circuit; she retired from the court in December 2020, after more than forty years of service. Tammy was born in Rogers, Arkansas, and raised in Springfield, Missouri where she graduated from Drury University with a degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Tammy is a Fellow at the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University, a Certified Court Manager with the National Center for State Courts, a past president of the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association Board of Directors, a POST-certified specialist instructor for the Missouri Department of Public Safety, and has served as a member of numerous statewide committees.
Tammy has served as a training instructor for the Missouri Office of State Courts Administrator, Missouri Juvenile Justice Association, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Sheriff’s Association, Missouri Police Chief’s Association, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Eastern Missouri Law Enforcement Training Academy, Missouri State University’s Public Safety Training Center, and numerous county and municipal law enforcement agencies.
School Response Coordinator, Missouri Juvenile Justice Association
Tammy Walden: Sessions
Wednesday, November 2 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Breakout Session
Handle With Care
Learn about the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association’s efforts to implement a statewide HANDLE WITH CARE system in Missouri. This presentation will highlight the work being done toward creating a statewide notification system; assisting schools in identifying trauma-informed practices to use when working with students who have been exposed to trauma; partnering with local mental health agencies, and assisting schools, law enforcement agencies, and juvenile courts in developing a continuum of responses to misbehavior at school that divert students from being inserted into the juvenile justice system.