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Brother Martin Law Studies Class Visits JP Courtroom, Observes Proceedings

Brother Martin students in Mr. Philip Sims's Law Studies class recently visited a Jefferson Parish Court to observe proceedings

On Wednesday, December 1, the Brother Martin Law Studies class visited the courtroom of Judge Scott Schlegel in the 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson to observe the proceedings in the Reentry Court and the Swift & Certain Probation Program.  These intensive programs are designed to provide non-violent, non-sex offenders with moral rehabilitation and vocational training, as well as community support and substance abuse treatment and counseling so that they may reenter civilian life with an opportunity to succeed.   These programs aim both to reduce recidivism and to benefit the community as a whole.  Judge Schlegel, the court staff, and the attorneys and other professionals involved in the programs explained to the students the purposes and history of these criminal justice initiatives and also answered questions concerning the proceedings.  This courtroom visit was a great opportunity for the students to witness the philosophy and teachings of Father Andre' Coindre in action in our community today.  Thank you, Judge Schlegel!

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