Benton County Public Library

The Benton County Library System will provide:

■A special collection of local history and heritage materials
■A sufficient inventory of popular titles and diverse topics
■Educational tools and resources along with instructional technology to supplement the local school library and curriculum
■Readily accessible information on a broad array of topics at age-appropriate levels
■Formal and informal learning opportunities including access to a broad variety resources and programs to facilitate lifelong learning
■Assistance by friendly and knowledgeable staff in a barrier-free environment
■An ongoing pursuit to attain and maintain the highest of professional standards as prescribed by the Tennessee Minimum Standards for Public Libraries

 

 

Universal Legal Resources

Do you need help with a legal problem? The Justice For All website is extremely helpful. Click the link for more information: http://justiceforalltn.org/legal-help

Are you a veteran or a military family member and in need of legal help? Check out www.statesidelegal.org and http://www.americanbar.org/portals/public_resources/aba_home_front.html for more information.

Local Legal Resources

For legal help after a disaster check out http://www.legalinfotn.org/resources/legal-help-after-disaster

http://www.justiceforalltn.org/county/Benton

Benton County Clerk

Wanda Malin, County Clerk
1 East Court Square, Room 101
Camden, TN 38320
Phone:  (731) 584-6053

BENTON COUNTY COURTS:

Chancery Court:

The Honorable Ron E. Harmon
Chancellor
368 Main Street
Savannah, TN 38372
Phone:  (731) 926-3360

Timothy R. Burrus
Clerk & Master
1 East Court Square, Room 206
Camden, TN 38320
Phone:  (731) 584-4435

Circuit Court:

The Honorable Charles Creed McGinley
Circuit Court Judge
166 Guinn Street
P.O. Box 548
Savannah, TN 38372
Phone:  (731) 925-1176

The Honorable Donald E. Parish
Circuit Court Judge
21460 East Main Street
P.O. Box 9
Huntingdon, TN 38344
Phone:  (731) 986-7801

Sam Rainwaters
Circuit Court Clerk
1 East Court Square, Room 207
P.O. Box 685
Camden, TN  38320
Phone:  (731) 584-6711
Fax:  (731) 584-2081

General Sessions and Juvenile Court:

The Honorable John W. Whitworth
General Sessions Court Judge w/ Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
116 East Main Street
P.O. Box 208
Camden, TN  38320-0208
Phone:  (731) 584-6013
Fax:  (731) 584-6014

BENTON COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE
Barry L. Barnett, County Mayor
1 East Court Square
Camden, TN 38320
Phone:  (731) 584-6011
Fax:  (731) 584-4640

 

Additional Resources

AMERICAN RED CROSS
Benton County Chapter
115 South Church Street
Camden, TN 38320-0528
Phone:  (731) 584-6333

BENTON COUNTY MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE
110 Armory Drive
Camden, TN  38320
Phone:  (731) 584-7744

BENTON COUNTY OFFICE - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER
138 College Avenue
Camden, TN 38320
Phone:  (731) 584-1100

CHILD SUPPORT OFFICE
100 Court Square
P.O. Box 99
Huntingdon, TN 38344
Phone:  (731) 986-2233
Fax:  (731) 986-5343

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA)

Recruits and trains volunteers to serve as advocates representing the best interests of children in court proceedings.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
P. O. Box 897 (38320-0897)
272 Highway 641 N. (38320-1330)
Camden, TN
Phone:  (731) 584-4712
Fax  :    (731) 584-3055

Services: Food Stamp; Families First; Medicaid; and TennCare

DISABILITY LAW AND ADVOCACY CENTER
(800) 342-1660
West Tennessee Office
2693 Union Avenue, Suite 201
Memphis, TN  38112
Phone:  (901) 458-6013
Fax:  (901) 458-7819

Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee (DLAC) advocates for the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities to ensure they have an equal opportunity to be productive and respected members of our society. For people who qualify, DLAC may be able to assist with problems related to their disability like abuse and neglect outside of the home; discrimination in housing, transportation, employment; and access to public and private programs and services.

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
Lexington Store & Donation Site
657 W. Church Street
Lexington, TN 38351
Phone:  (731) 967-3665

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
225 Hospital Drive
Camden, TN 38320
Phone:  (731) 584-4944 or (731) 584-4539
Fax:  (731) 584-8831

THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
Toll-Free:   (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
TTY:  (800) 787-3224

The Hotline is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families. The Hotline answers a variety of calls and is a resource for domestic violence advocates government officials, law enforcement agencies and the general public.

NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

NCADV's work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives - such as safe home and shelter programs - for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation; focus on the leadership of NCADV's caucuses developed to represent the concerns of organizationally underrepresented groups; and efforts to eradicate social conditions which contribute to violence against women and children.

 

Hours:
Monday 8-6
Tuesday 8-8
Wednesday 8-6
Thursday 8-8
Friday 8-6
Saturday 9-5