The following is a letter of endorsement from Wanda McMoore in support of Merriel Bullock-Neal
Merriel Bullock-Neal is more than just an attorney, she is a specialized attorney and that makes her the best candidate for Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge.
As a registered nurse, who works in a Critical Care environment, I can appreciate the unique set of credentials that Merriel Bullock-Neal possesses that separate her from the average candidate who just has a degree as an attorney and has lived in the county.
Merriel Bullock-Neal has a Law Degree and Ph. D. in Special Education with support fields in Clinical Child Psychology and Family Therapy. Her legal experiences in juvenile law include serving as a legal advocate at Foster Care Review Boards and IEP meetings to insure Individuals with Disabilities have the right to an equal education.
She has experience in Discipline and Truancy Hearings, and has worked with the Department of Children Services (DCS) and the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth when it comes to Family & Child Staffing, Manifestation Hearings, Due Process Hearings, and Mediation situations.
The point I am trying to make is that her diverse educational background and varied experiences make her uniquely qualified to serve as the next Juvenile Court Judge because she understands the whole child and what it will take to keep our youth out of the criminal justice system and provide them with the opportunity to become productive citizens in the future.
It’s going to take more than just being a lawyer with good listening skills to help our youth; it’s going to take education and hands on experience to turn this system around for the betterment of our youth and our community.
Merriel Bullock-Neal more than exceeds the qualifications for Juvenile Court Judge, she has devoted more that 30 years specializing in this area, while still finding time to serve her community in various organizations such as the American Red Cross Board, Clarksville Civitan, Room in the Inn, Hurricane Katrina relief, Teen Court, Back to School Bash, Haiti Relief and the DMC Task Force.
“For Justice That Is Real, Vote Merriel Bullock-Neal”