West Sacramento Neighborhood Court Wants Community Volunteers

NeighborCourtHow a community steps forward to resolve a crime says a lot about the community’s quality of life. In West Sacramento, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office sponsors a program called Neighborhood Court. It works with the community and the Police Department in settling nonviolent, low-level crimes. Community volunteers use restorative justice concepts in evaluating cases. Neighborhood Court emphasizes that an offender repair the harm—to make things right, as needed. Harm to the victim is therefore addressed directly and promptly. Neighborhood Court can also bring forth an understanding of the root cause of the crime, helping the victim, the offender and the community move forward in a positive direction. Right now, Neighborhood Court needs volunteer panelists to represent the community’s needs, interests and perspectives—volunteers of all ages, experience and background. For a special presentation of the Neighborhood Court program in West Sacramento, please come to the City Hall Galleria, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

In March, training is provided:

  • For both panelists and facilitators, Saturday, March 7, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.; and
  • For facilitators only, Saturday, March 14, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.; and
  • For both panelists and facilitators, Thursday, March 19, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

The location of the training sessions will be announced at the introduction to the program, Feb. 17 at the City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Ave.
 
For more information on the Neighborhood Court program please visit: www.yoloda.org/nc

Email: NeighborhoodCourt@yolocounty.org

or Call:  530.666.8378 Nicole Kirkaldy, Neighborhood Court Clerk; 530.666.8202 Christopher Bulkeley, Deputy District Attorney

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