Davisville, 6/24/13: Picnic Day offenses among first settled by new Neighborhood Court

The Neighborhood Court, a new approach to resolving low-level crimes like vandalism or trespassing in Davis and on the UC Davis campus, focuses on “restorative justice.” It resolved its first 16 cases—including some alcohol offenses from Picnic Day—in early June. On today’s Davisville we talk with Christopher Bulkeley (pictured), a deputy Yolo County district attorney, about how the program works, why the county adopted it, how it differs from usual court proceedings, the initial results from the pilot phase, and where the program is headed next.