Second Chances in the Criminal Justice System

Second Chances in the Criminal Justice System

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qThis compendium of the two commissions' [Justice Kennedy Commission and the Commission on Effective Criminal Sanctions] work focuses not only on fairness and proportionality of punishment, but also on ways in which criminal offenders may avoid or escape the permanent legal disabilities and stigma of a criminal recordq--P. 3.... records, and that the state public defender commission is seeking additional resources to provide these services. ... to the sentencing court upon completion of supervision for an order dismissing the charges and aquot;expungingaquot; the record. ... a lawyer and go to court, Mr. Guntharpe directed his staff to prepare a model petition form to give to each probationer as he ... In addition, misdemeanor drug court, domestic violence court and a community court also provide diversionary programs.

Title:Second Chances in the Criminal Justice System
Publisher:American Bar Association - 2007-01-01


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