Founder & Presiding Judge Rachel L. Bell, "We are one of the Courts in Davidson County looking at different ways to approach alternatives to incarceration and criminal justice reform ensuring the offender takes responsibility for their actions all the while guaranteeing the victim and community are made whole with restitution.
The C.A.R.E. Diversionary Court concept will provide tools to support and foster mutual trust between law enforcement and community members, reduce violent crime, along with the implementation of restorative justice techniques. We will emphasize the ways that crime harms relationships in the community and the need to bring together the people most impacted to resolve it.
The C.A.R.E. Diversionary Court concept will focus on reducing recidivism through the use of individualized justice, case management, victim restitution when needed, community service, letters of apology and peace circles.