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Chico Mayor unveils "Community Court"

Chico Mayor Sean Morgan unveils "Community Court," a new plan to address rampant crime throughout the city.

Posted: Jan. 26, 2018 9:04 PM
Updated: Jan. 26, 2018 10:48 PM

Chico Mayor Sean Morgan has unveiled a new plan to address rampant crime throughout the city.  Morgan described the plan Friday night at the annual business summit "State of the City," hosted by the Chico Chamber of Commerce.  City leaders are touting the new "Community Court," system, right now in it's infancy stages.  Morgan is calling it a game-changer.  He says, "What Community Court does is it gives people a second chance, but at the same time, holds them accountable for what their action was."
Morgan says the plan will be modeled after community court systems in New York and Spokane, Washington.  Those who commit misdemeanor offenses like theft under $950, graffiti and vandalism, and illegal camping will have the option of participating in community court, instead of possible jail time and infractions added to their permanant record.  Chico's Community Court is not expected to be a burden to the city's budget, as it will mostly be run by volunteers.  WATCH: https://www.facebook.com/cecilejuliette/videos/1633168576763499/

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