This survey and this website are maintained by volunteers independent from the Johnson County administration. Click here for the Johnson County government initiative exploring how we can address space and safety needs at the courthouse and jail.
Our previous survey was a huge success, with many people participating and offering ideas for how to improve the survey. Based on community feedback, we’re moving on to version 2.0 of the survey. We hope you like this new and improved survey. Rather than asking about what people didn’t like with the previous proposal, the focus now is on how you would personally design a justice center facility for Johnson County that would incorporate best practices that any community could benefit from.
Duration and Deadline
This survey will be open through 30 September 2013. General results are made public in real-time, but the comments, feedback, and other responses will not be published until after September 30.
Purpose of this Survey
There is not currently any specific single proposal being considered by the county for a future “justice center” (as it was previously conceived as a single facility). There is an exploratory effort underway to determine how the county might address Courthouse space and safety concerns as well as space, safety, and deterioration concerns about the current jail. It’s unclear what the outcome of those efforts will be at this time. This survey is to help us imagine what a justice center facility might look like, and if the right proposal had enough community input and support, perhaps it would achieve the necessary 60%+ of public support.
About the Survey
This survey allows you to design what you believe to be an ideal justice center, including facility location, facility appearance, sustainability features, services provided, staffing, and more. Simply fill out the survey below. The available responses provided are based on previous feedback and represent a broad range of views.
This survey has been criticized as presenting leading questions (or answers). Having gathered some public opinions (reflected in the various answers), the intention of this survey is to see how many people agree with those varying opinions.
You can choose as many answers as you’d like, and write in your own if the ones provided don’t reflect your views. The space provided for “other” will allow you to type beyond the area shown, although you may wish to use our contact page for lengthy responses. We apologize that the survey system used (PollDaddy.com) does not automatically display what people type in the “other” options. We plan to share that once results are in.
Don’t Like This Survey?
We’ve had a few people criticize this survey. If you don’t like this one, then help us create the next one. What questions would you ask? What possible answers would you offer (if any)? Contact us with any ideas or suggestions you have for a better survey and we’ll be happy to incorporate those in Survey 3.0 coming soon. We’re happy to listen to criticism and hear about what you don’t like, but instead we’d rather hear about solutions and what you think would work better.
Jail & Corrections Capacity
Law Enforcement Needs
Please use our contact page to provide additional comments about what you would like to see in a justice center facility.
Survey Criticism FAQ
There have been some comments and criticism of the above survey:
- “Where are the other results?” – When people write-in an other response, that doesn’t get displayed in the bar-chart results. This is a function of how PollDaddy works. These results will be shared after the results are in.
- “There’s not enough space to write in the other response.” – This is a result of how PollDaddy creates the survey form.
- “These are leading questions!” – The wording of the survey has been criticized by some for being too leading. The intention was to present various real-world answers/viewpoints and allow people to agree with one or create their own. There’s no other motive, other than to offer a description of why someone might want to choose a certain answer.