A Conversation with Commissioner Nichols Part 1

Herbie and Rick are joined by Jennifer Nichols, commissioner of the department of children's services of Tennessee. Part 1

GUEST
Jennifer Nichols is the Commissioner of the Department of Children's Services for the state of Tennessee. Commissioner Nichols was appointed by Governor Bill Lee in January 2019. Under Commissioner Nichols’ leadership, in 2021 the Department implemented the Family First Prevention Services Act, the most comprehensive legislative child welfare reform in 25 years that will provide evidence-based prevention services for children and youth at risk of entering foster care.

HOST
Herbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.

CO-HOST
Rick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.

RESOURCES
On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court justices released their ruling, finding favor with Mississippi’s right to significantly limit abortions after 15 weeks of gestation. As a new day dawns across the United States, many women are waking up with paralyzing fear. Buried under the burdens of difficult circumstances, more women than ever are facing an unknown future. We want them to know they are loved and valued. We want them to know life-affirming options. Join us as we open arms and doors to care for women across this country.

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LIFELINE CHILDREN'S SERVICES
The mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. Our vision is for vulnerable children and their communities to be transformed by the gospel and to make disciples.