People in Augusta County were educated about the criminal justice system Saturday.
It's meant to be the beginning of reform in the way the system works.
Community Criminial Justice Day is a partnership between Blue Ridge and Mary Baldwin colleges
Realizing that people might not know how police and court systems work together, educational seminars attempted to explain things in easy to understand ways.
he ultimate goal is to spark interest in reforming the way law enforcement and jail time is handled.
The event's facilitator Leo Hanlon said that "To be really involved here in their communities, and to be involved right here in their backyard, is really going to help fixing the system from the bottom up approach."
The group behind the criminal justice day has plans for more events like it, including a national symposium that will be held in Staunton in the future.
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