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Community Justice Center (CJC) Kick-Off Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday

What is this about? From the www.sftc.org/collaborativejustice web site:

Collaborative justice courts, also known as “problem-solving” courts, promote defendant accountability by combining judicial supervision with rehabilitation services that are monitored by the court and focused on recovery. Using a non-adversarial approach, this practice emphasizes a coordinated effort among attorneys, law enforcement and community treatment and service agencies to address the complex social and behavioral health problems that have resulted in defendants repeatedly cycling through the courts and jails.

There is a town hall meeting on Tuesday (information below) that provides a forum for us to learn more and for community members to provide feedback. We’re all affected to some degree by the quality of life issues created by chronic drunks, drug addicts, and mentally ill persons who may verbally harass or physically intimidate folks walking around Civic Center and other areas downtown. I don’t know much about the new CJC’s efforts beyond the political arm wrestling the Mayor had to do to get this program in place. I hope to attend this meeting for the first hour anyway to get a better sense of it.

The San Francisco Superior Court and the City and County of San Francisco invite you to attend the kick-off Community Justice Center (CJC) town hall meeting. Please come to hear the latest updates on the progress of the CJC and to join the community feedback process!

January 15, 2008 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
San Francisco Public Library (Main Library)
100 Larking St. (at Grove)
Koret Auditorium, located on the Library’s lower level. Enter 30 Grove Street and proceed downstairs. Refreshments are not allowed in the Auditorium.

For more information about the Collaborative Justice Programs, please visit: www.sftc.org/collaborativejustice

They also have a blog at sfcollaborativejustice.blogspot.com

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