Oct 16, 2014

CJC selected as one of four Mentor Courts nationwide

Last month, the Center for Court Innovation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, selected the San Francisco Community Justice Center as one of four sites to serve as mentor courts for other jurisdictions seeking to promote implement alternatives to incarceration. Other sites include: Dallas, Texas; Hartford, Conn.; and Orange County, Calif.

"The mentor courts will encourage courts around the country to rethink the standard approach to low-level crime, emphasizing alternatives to incarceration where appropriate and engaging local residents in doing justice," said Kim Ball, senior policy advisor at BJA.

Click this link to read the full announcement:

Congratulations to the CJC staff for receiving this important recognition of their dedication and hard work!

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