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Claire Tinkerhess, peacemaking court director Susan Butterwick, and court reporter Lucile Kirk-Malco

Peacemaking Court

A new county program brings tribal peacemaking principles to the state court system.

"It sounds soft," admits judge Timothy Connors about the Washtenaw County Peacemaking Court, which was launched last October in his courtroom with the "full engagement of the state court system, with the blessing and encouragement of the state Supreme Court." In fact, Connors says, peacemaking is "harder than the traditional model because you have to be honest,

 
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