restorative justice

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3:32 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Louisville Leaders Push Program for Creative Crime Punishment

Judge Angela McCormick-Bisig helped Louisville implement a restorative justice pilot program in 2011.

Keith Bush owns Boss Hogs BBQ in Louisville's Park DuValle neighborhood. The restaurant was recently vandalized by a neighborhood kid.

“It was about $1,300 to $1,500  worth of damage," he says.

After hearing about the case, members of Restorative Justice Louisville reached out to Bush and told him about a new program that the city has piloted since 2011.

Restorative justice is a way for victims and offenders to decide creative, less punitive responses to certain crimes.

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