Red Hook judge hands out justice in form of GED classes, community service

The justice system is turning toward rehabilitation rather than incarceration at the Red Hook Community Justice Center.The center was formed after a beloved elementary school

RED HOOK - The justice system is turning toward rehabilitation rather than incarceration at the Red Hook Community Justice Center.

The center was formed after a beloved elementary school principal was gunned down in 1992. The courthouse has one judge who often sentences misdemeanor offenders to community service, GED classes or drug rehab rather than prison.

Officials say the center gets to the root of offenders? problems and helps the neighborhood in the process by creating productive community members.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12's Lily Stolzberg finds out what men 1 On the Spot: Beauty Products
As News 12 has reported, Haste shot and 2 Officer quits to avoid firing after shooting of unarmed teen
Neighborhood Brief for March 26 3 Neighborhood Brief for March 26
Police say two black men in their 20s 4 10-year-old thwarts Canarsie home invasion
The New York City Transit Museum welcomed kids 5 NYC Transit Museum welcomes kids with special needs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE