Read the The Orange County Register's article from December 5, 2008 below:
"The focus is not on the non-violent offense that brings an individual to court, but on the underlying conditions and circumstances that... brought that individual before the court," said Ronald George, the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, who spoke at the grand opening. "Instead of processing them and warehousing them, a facility like this can often bring families back together."
Police agencies throughout the county, as well as the District Attorney, can direct cases to Community Court at their discretion. Lindley compared the Community Court programs to the county's seven-year-old mental health court. She said that only 11 percent of the people who go through the process there have committed other crimes.