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Second Chances Matter

  Pictured above are Judge Carlos Moore and 17-year-old Chandler. Chandler initially appeared before Judge Carlos after being charged with reckless driving that could have landed him a smudged record at such an early age.  Judge Moore saw potential in Chandler and decided to give him a second chance, also referred to as alternative sentencing. Alternative sentencing (also referred to as community sentence) is a name in criminal justice for all the different ways in which courts can punish a defendant who are convicted of committing an offense, other than through jail or prison term. Judge Moore’s alternative sentencing program is called, Do Better ASAP (Alternative Sentencing Accountability Program) . Judge Moore instincts paid off and Chandler excelled! Chandler who was a high school senior pulled up a B to an A, a C to a B, a D to an A. He went from missing 10 days to 3.5 days of school. Chandler was also admitted to the University of Memphis and even registered to vote! He went ove
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