Restorative justice program leader receives community award

The Wausau Police Department hosts an annual awards banquet to celebrate the great work performed by the WPD staff and community partners.

This year, Paula Schultz, leader of Marathon County Restorative Justice, a program of Goodwill, received the Community Caretaker Award at the March 5 banquet.

The community caretaker honor is usually awarded to a law enforcement officer in recognition of efforts to assist citizens in a variety of ways. This year Paula was nominated for the award because of the work she does to improve the lives of youth, families and community partners through the Marathon County Restorative Justice program.

Paula demonstrates compassion in everything she does. She goes above and beyond to champion the rights of both victims and offenders. She has a gift in her ability to make connections with those who face adversity and uses her talent to help youth find success despite any barriers they may face.

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