4.29.2016

Community Court Program Aims to Cut Petty Crime Around Las Vegas Strip

Written by: The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata

By ALEXANDER S. COREY
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

An upcoming Clark County court program aims to reduce nonviolent crime on and around the Las Vegas Strip by steering repeat offenders away from overcrowded jails and toward social services and community service work.

It’s an approach that supporters say better addresses “underlying problems” that lead to repeat offenses. Those problems could include drug abuse, mental illness, and homelessness, according to Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Bita Yeager, who heads the program.

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