Kim Brooks Tandy is the Executive Director and founder of the Children’s Law Center, Inc. since its inception in 1989. The Center’s mission is to protect the rights of children in Kentucky through individual and class action representation, research and policy development, and through training and education of attorneys and other professionals concerning the rights of children. Ms. Tandy is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University, where she received her B.S. in Social Work in 1978, and a jurisdoctor degree as an evening student from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 1989. She has served as adjunct faculty at Chase since 1992, teaching the Introduction to Kentucky Juvenile Law course and guest lecturing in other courses.
Kim serves as the coordinator for the Central Juvenile Defender Center, a regional affiliate office of the American Bar Association’s National Juvenile Defender Center in Washington. D.C. She is on faculty for the NJDC’s annual defender leadership summit, and has lectured and consulted on juvenile justice, conditions of confinement, indigent defense issues, and education issues throughout the country. In 2003, she received the ABA’s most prestigious award in juvenile justice, the Livingston Hall Award.
Kim Tandy is married to Judge Jack Tandy of Shelby County, Indiana, and has one son and four step-children.