Breaking the Cycle: A Community Justice Court for San Francisco
Help is on the way for San Francisco neighborhoods plagued by drugs, theft, auto break-ins and aggressive panhandling. This November, voters can authorize a proven solution that has not only made other cities safer and more livable, but also helped offenders get the services they need to break the cycle of crime.
The Community Justice Court (CJC) is a collaborative, problem-solving service center with a court on-site. In the CJC, misdemeanor and non-violent felony defendants can choose treatment over incarceration, and a judge will work with social services staff to create individual treatment plans that address the root causes of the defendants' problems.