Source: (2002) The Wisconsin Defender. A Journal of Research and Education Published by the Office of the Wisconsin State Public Defender. 10(3):18-19. Downloaded 2 October 2003.
For a little over a year now, Outagamie County has engaged in an innovative way of dealing with young offenders who commit minor crimes. Young offenders may appear before a panel of three community members, usually retired individuals or senior citizens who determines how the offender will be held accountable for his or her wrongdoing. The program is called Ã¢Â€Âœcommunity courtÃ¢Â€? and is the only one of its kind in Wisconsin. (Excerpt)
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