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     The General Sessions Music City Community Court, Division VIII (8) was founded by Judge Rachel L. Bell in 2012.  Since its inception, the court has piloted several community initiatives focused on preventive and diversionary justice focused on the concept, that “Justice does not stop at the courthouse steps” and charged to all it can do to help break the playground (school) to prison pipeline and restore/rehabilitate lives.


November 4, 2016– Press Release-  G.S. Music City Community Court- Pro se Indigency Docket &  Expungement Clinic to be hosted on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8 a.m. at Nehemiah Missionary Baptist Church, 916 16th Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208

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November 2, 2016– Judge Rachel L. Bell and the G.S. Music City Community Court featured in the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) Today Newsletter

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October 6, 2016 Justice Reform Saturday Community Dockets & Justice Right on the Spot- Judge Rachel L. Bell

October 1st, 2016 – Press Release – G.S. MUSIC CITY COMMUNITY COURT, Division VIII EXPUNGEMENT CLINIC & PRO SE INDIGENCYDOCKET with Judge Rachel L. Bell & Community Partners at Watson Grove- 1415 Horton Ave., Nashville, TN 37212

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September 29, 2016Watson Grove MBC holds Community Praise Picnic and Music City Community Court Expungement Clinic with Judge Rachel L. Bell


August 15, 2016 – Press Release – General Sessions Court Featured by the Tennessee Administrative Office of Courts for success of Community Court Clinic that served over 250 at Expungement Clinic

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August 10, 2016 – Press Release – Davidson County General Sessions Expungement Clinic Brings Court to the Community with Judge Rachel L. Bell

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June 30, 2016 Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and Diversity Lawyer Institute (DLI) members participate in successful Expungement clinic with Judge Rachel L. Bell

June 5, 2016 Juneteenth Freedom Fair & Expungement Clinic with Judge Rachel L. Bell with The Village Church at Fifty Forward, Madison Location on June 18, 2016

April 18, 2016 – Press Release – The General Sessions Court Presiding Judge Rachel L. Bell to teach Alive at 25 Driver’s Education Class to MNPS High School Seniors at Whites Creek High School

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May 24, 2013 – Press Release –  Davidson County General Sessions Court Judge Rachel L. Bell is sponsoring a Bordeaux Community Beautification and Cleanup Planning Meeting for Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm at Metro’s North Police Precinct 2231 26th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37208.

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