Waterbury Community Court
Celebrates 5th Anniversary
The Community Court Session at Waterbury Superior
Court will celebrate its 5th anniversary on
Thursday, Oct. 20,
2005, in Courtroom 2B, 400 Grand St., Waterbury.
The celebration will begin at 2 p.m., when Superior
Court Judge Salvatore C. Agati, administrative judge for the
Waterbury Judicial District, welcomes guests. Speakers will
include: Superior Court Judge Sheriden L. Moore, the first
presiding judge of the Waterbury Community Court Session; Sen.
Joan V. Hartley, 15th Senatorial District serving the towns of
Waterbury, Naugatuck and Prospect; Superior Court Judge William
T. Cremins, who recently served as presiding judge of the
Waterbury Community Court Session; Waterbury Police Chief Neil
O’Leary; and James Coviello, court planner for the Waterbury
Community Court Session.
Waterbury Mayor Michael Jarjura will present a
citation, and Chief Court Administrator Joseph H. Pellegrino
then will make concluding remarks.
Community court is a partnership among the city of
Waterbury, the state of Connecticut, and the residents of
Waterbury. The court addresses “quality of life” crimes and is
committed to the concept of restorative justice for both the
community and the defendant.
The Community Court Session in Waterbury started on
Oct. 6, 2000. As of Sept. 30, 2005, it had handled a total of
9,630 cases with a total of 8,796 defendants. The Waterbury
community has benefited from 77,542 community service hours at
560 work sites.
information, please contact Rhonda Stearley-Hebert, manager of
communications, at 860-757-2270.