Eugene Institutes Community Court For Minor Offenses

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th February NewsEugene Community Court
The city of Eugene is planning to establish a community court for certain low-level offenses. To help choose which offenses, they want the public's input. The Eugene Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1gNEnuN ) the community court would take some of the work from the city's municipal court. Community courts typically provide offenders the chance to do public service, undergo treatment or receive some other form of help instead of being ticketed or jailed. The 20 offenses under consideration include public drinking, graffiti, disorderly conduct, overnight sleeping on public property and reckless driving. In surveys on paper and online, residents will be able to say whether the offenses are large problems or small ones. The survey period will last until March 2.

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