Community court celebrates second graduate
Last updated 1/26/2024 at 1:15pm
New focus on restorative justice
By Clare McGraw
Cheney Free Press
CHENEY – The Cheney Municipal Court celebrated the graduation of Scott Sullivan, marking a milestone for the Community Court program on Jan. 18.
The courtroom buzzed with the presence of family and friends as Judge Richard M. Lead commended Sullivan’s achievements and reflected on the origins of the community court initiative.
“The community court was started in 2022,” Lead said.
The essence of the program lies in providing support beyond legal consequences, addressing underlying issues such as homelessness and of...