Neighborhood court is a good thing

By From page A12 | August 30, 2013

Kudos to Jeff Reisig and the Yolo County district attorneys office for the creation of neighborhood court.

Residents of a neighborhood sit as a panel when a person misbehaves and could have been criminally charged, for example: public intoxication, house parties out of control and the like. The offender is not cited or booked, avoiding any record. They appear before the neighborhood panel, acknowledge their conduct and interact with the panel, hearing the effect of their misconduct on the neighborhood. This is a great example of restorative justice. Jeff and deputy Chris Bulkeley are to be commended for a process avoiding arrest, citation or a record especially to the young offenders who will be its greatest beneficiaries.

Rodney J. Beede

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