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Feb 23, 2013 6:55 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Benefit Concert held for Restorative Partners

A benefit concert was held Saturday night to help Restorative Partners. Restorative Partners is a local non-profit organization dedicated to creating positive change in the San Luis Obispo criminal justice system. They provide a number of programs to people in local jails, and they say it's important to help everyone, even those in the jail or juvenile hall.

"The SLO County Jail and the Juvenile Hall - the people that are in there are part of our community, and I feel it is my responsibility as a community member to support all members. We believe that the programs we're providing in the County Jail and Juvenile Hall are helping heal, and it's just kind of part of the process of helping people improve themselves," said Erin McNulty, the Volunteer Coordinator for Restorative Partners.

The concert started at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the San Luis Obispo Calvary Church.

Christian Rapper, K-Low, was one of the performers. Three other bands also performed, with music genres ranging from alternative rock to acoustic.

A team of Cal Poly students helped advertise the event. They say they want to give back to the community.

"It's for everybody. Just citizens trying to get the word out, trying to support and raise money for this wonderful organization, and trying to help out the community in every possible way, and creating a fun event while we do it," said Keri Forsberg, a volunteer at the event.

This is the first time they've put on the event, but they're hoping to make it an annual tradition.

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