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Judge Gilbert Burnett

  • Aired: 02/02/2017
  • 06:50
  • Rating: NR
During the Greensboro sit-ins, Gilbert Burnett was interning in the 5th Judicial District where similar protests occurred. He saw that judges were overreacting & throwing kids in jail. He decided there needed to be an alternative to fines or jail time in the court system. In 1970, he and his team of probation officers set out to develop what would become the Community Service Works Program.
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Civil Rights protests inspired a NC judge to develop the Community Service Works Program.
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