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Albany County Announces New Restorative Justice Program

November 27, 2013

Albany County is embarking on a restorative justice program called Project Growth that will maximize community partnerships by creating a restitution program for juveniles required to pay restitution for their crimes. The program will enable the county to work with area non-profits and organizations to provide workforce training as a means of facilitating restitution to crime victims and to provide a deterrence against re-offense.

On December 3 at 3 p.m. in the lobby of Albany Family Court, Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy will be joined by Family Court Judge Margaret T. Walsh, Rose Greene, Director of the Center for Human Services Research at the University at Albany, Maureen Rotondi, Chair of the Social Work Department at the College of Saint Rose, Anthony Capece, Executive Director of the Central Avenue BID and Doreen Welch, volunteer coordinator at the Capital City Rescue Mission to discuss Project Growth and how it will help youngsters be accountable for the crimes they commit while providing restitution for their crimes. The Family Court building is located at 30 Clinton Avenue in Albany.   

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