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New Program Would Give Young Offenders Chance at a Clean Slate

Community activist and aldermanic candidate Tracey Dent joined the CBS 58 News at 4:30 PM to speak about the Restorative Justice Community Court Program.

The program would give teens and young adults with lesser criminal charges a chance to wipe the slate clean with a second chance.

Opponents of the program believe it gives criminals an unnecessary second chance and that those deciding on whether or not a young offender gets a second chance may be working on misinformation. Others in the community believe that young offenders should not get a second chance.

Dent also spoke to CBS 58 about the benefits of this program in the 2nd district where Dent is running for Alderman.

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