Designed to Fail

A Report on Wilder Youth Development Center, a Department of Children’s Services Facility

Disability Rights TN Youth Law Center


UPDATE: “Families Not Facilities: Workable Solutions to Protect the Vulnerable Youth in the Department of Children’s Services’ Failing System” (December 2022). View the updated report HERE.


For more information, contact:

Zoe Jamail for Disability Rights TN or call 1-800-342-1660 (email preferred)

Jasmine Miller for Youth Law Center or cell/text 615-480-7992


Designed to Fail: Executive Summary (PDF)

Designed to Fail: Full Report (PDF)

Designed to Fail: Polling Memo (PDF)

Designed to Fail: Press Release (PDF)















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