LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A new pilot program designed to help juveniles who commit crimes to learn from their mistakes instead of reoffending was launched in Louisville Monday.
It's called the Restorative Justice pilot program. In some cases juveniles will be put through the Restorative Justice program instead of through the juvenile court system. In a hope that they can give something back to the community and learn a lesson at the same time.
“This is not soft on crime. This is kids not being able to get away with hurting others and not having a consequence but it can work that they're not going to do it again, so that they're not going to reoffend,” Angela McCormick Bisig, Jefferson Circuit Court Judge, said.
It's estimated that putting a juvenile through this program costs $1,100; as opposed to the $3,100 it costs to put them through the juvenile court system.