Chiu's legislation would set up a Neighborhood Community Justice Task Force to make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors "regarding the creation of neighborhood-based restorative and community justice programs."

Current programs in the city include the Tenderloin's Community Justice Center, and behavioral, drug and community courts.

The task force would first focus on the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, where residents and businesses have complained about groups of "street thugs" blocking sidewalks and harassing passersby.

The seven-member, unpaid task force would be appointed by the supervisors and made up of residents, business owners, homeless and youth service providers, and those with experience in "restorative justice models."

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