Albany County Prosecutor Partners With Schools To Support Youth

Sep 15, 2017

Credit Restorative Justice Council

Each year there are over 700 incidents involving child offenders reported to law enforcement in Albany County. But the county’s prosecuting attorney Peggy Trent says at least 70 percent of the cases she sees could actually be handled in schools using restorative justice -- a practice that focuses on accountability and healing, rather than punishment.

Wyoming Public Radio’s education reporter Tennessee Watson spoke with trainers Randy Compton and Catherine Childs, as well as Laramie resident Martha Doyle, after a recent Restorative Justice workshop sponsored by the Albany County Attorney’s Office.