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Northwoods Restorative Justice program cut

May 29, 2020 by Abigail Bostwick

The Northwoods Restorative Justice (NWRJ) — an alternate avenue from jail or other serious consequences for young, first time offenders — will come to an end in June. 

The program, which began in 2002, aimed to acknowledge the impact of crimes on victims, hold offenders accountable for their actions and promote healing, restoration and reintegration, according to executive Director Cookie Lough. It was funded by counties and donations. Lough had been at the helm for a few years.

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