Community Courts Let The Punishment Fit The Crime

In Hartford Community, Court is a specialty court that are popping up across the country. These operations operate with small staff and deal with specific crimes in specific neighborhoods. Many are drugs offenses that involve veterans. Many offenses are quality-of-life cases. Mainly nonviolent such as loitering and panhandling.

This community court system is designed to get a defendant in and out of court as soon as possible. This court system helps minimize costs in day to day operations. Officers can issues court summonses on the sport.  Most defendants receive community service or can range from multiple days of community service or jail time.

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