Knox County District Attorney General - Charme P. Allen

Inaugural Citizens Academy Kicks-Off September 6th

Posted: 09/15/2016Feature Photo

24 Knox County Citizens have begun their exclusive look behind the scenes of the District Attorney’s Office.  General Charme Allen and Staff are so excited to have them join us in this inaugural Academy Class and our hope is that they will take their newfound knowledge of the DA’s Office into our community to share with their fellow citizens.  Citizens Academy Fall 2016 Class Members include:

  • Kathy Barefoot
  • Lisa Chambers
  • Linda Chatham
  • Sylvia Cook
  • Carson Dailey
  • Tara Davis
  • Chase Davison
  • Craig Fischer
  • Peggy Glenn
  • Cicely Henderson
  • Tunisia Holley
  • Debra Kimber
  • Charles (Jack) Moody
  • Mae Moody
  • Cynthia (Cindy) Ogle
  • Angela Palko
  • Joseph (Jerry) Palko
  • Jerri Reed
  • Hubert Smith
  • Samantha Street
  • Clarence Vaughn
  • Rebecca Wuethrich
  • Freda Yearwood
  • James Yearwood

General Allen’s Staff has worked tirelessly in preparing for this Academy, and we believe beyond a reasonable doubt that the Academy Members will see the results every Tuesday evening.  Each week Academy Members will learn about emerging trends such as the opiate epidemic, gang prosecution, and human trafficking, and get the chance to perform as a prosecutor in a mock trial.  While our work may not always seem glamorous and have that “CSI Effect” (which General Allen’s Staff will illustrate during the course), we recognize and take seriously its importance in our role as public servants.

We thank our first group of Citizens for joining our first ever Citizens Academy and hope that more members of our community will apply for a future Academy Class.  To learn more, please contact our Community Affairs Coordinator Jackie Myers at



City County Building 400 Main Street
Suite 168
Knoxville, TN 37902