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  • Bapt. judge helping people make 'better choices'

    by Dan Steinbeck/Missouri Pathway, posted Thursday, February 01, 2018 (one year ago)

    MAYWOOD, Mo. (BP) -- Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd is not opposed to including faith-based programs in the options for those appearing in her court on felony probation.

    In fact, she encourages that participation.

    "We have a lot of partnerships with churches and faith-based organizations in the court system of probations," said the 10th Circuit Judge, who is a member of South Union Baptist in Maywood, Mo. "We hope these help the people to be successful in their probation sentences. Part of the law days are bringing felony probations [to programs] while the defendants are waiting on a court hearing." Read More