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Athens News Matters: Deborah Gonzalez and Restorative Justice


Crime is on the rise in the US and in Athens, and was on the minds of voters in this year’s midterm elections. While many elected officials take a “get-tough” stance on the issue, Deborah Gonzalez favors a softer approach. Gonzalez, the District Attorney for Georgia’s Western Judicial Circuit, joins us to explain how restorative justice can make both the victims of crime – and the perpetrators – whole.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!