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Global Interest in Justice Center Continues

We’re thankful to everyone who continues to support the Johnson County Justice Center website. The diversity of writings on the Johnson County Justice Center website continues to receive visits from around the world. The innovations and successes are of interest to policy makers, government officials, public interest advocates, corrections officers, and members of law enforcement around […]

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EVENT – Electronic Cigarettes: Health Safety & Public Policy of eCigs

Event Details Date: Tuesday, 16 June 2015 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM Location: Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton St., Iowa City, 52245 [MAP] Title: “Electronic Cigarettes: Has the Tiger Changed His Stripes?” Presenter: Susan Vileta, Health Educator with Johnson County Public Health, has 7 years of experience with tobacco prevention and control in Iowa and […]

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Riverfront Crossings Park Community Planning Event

Innovation in urban design and inspiring development of public spaces can have a positive impact on society by fostering communities that are healthy, vibrant, connected, open, and engaging. Below is information about the community planning event for the Riverfront Crossings plan. * * * The City of Iowa City will host a community planning event […]

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Public Input for Ammending Iowa City’s Charter – 7 Jan 2015

The Iowa City Charter Review Commission has been appointed by the City Council to review the Iowa City Charter. Pursuant to the existing Charter, amendments recommended by the Commission must either be adopted by the City Council or placed on a ballot for consideration by Iowa City voters. A community discussion on potential Charter amendments will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at 6 p.m., in Room A of the Iowa City Public Library (123 S. Linn St.).

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National Night Out is 4:30 – 7PM on Tuesday August 5, 2014

On Tuesday, August 5, neighborhoods throughout Iowa City are invited to join thousands of other communities nationwide for the 31st Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. Over 38 million people in almost 15,000 communities from all 50 states are expected to participate in the event to heighten crime and drug prevention […]

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Johnson County to Host Recognition Event for Community Partners on 18 June 2014 at 4:30 PM

Recipients of County Funds Invited to Celebrate Impact of Funding on County’s Quality of Life Johnson County, Iowa – On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors will host the event “Enhancing Quality of Life in Johnson County: A Celebration of Community Partners,” at the Johnson County Health and Human Services Building, 855 […]

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Courthouse Annex Public Meeting, 11AM on 17 June 2014

(Source: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Press Release PDF Document, 6 June 2014) EVENT VIDEO This is a video recording from the event and below is the original announcement. EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT This is the original announcement about the event. For Immediate Release PUBLIC INVITED TO PROVIDE INPUT ON DESIGN OF COURTHOUSE ANNEX Date: 17 June […]

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Community Forum: Resolving Racial Disparity in Johnson County’s Youth-Serving Systems

(Source: “Resolving racial disparities in Johnson County Youth Systems community forum to be held May 29,” WeCreateHere.net, 9 May 2014, by Kiran Sood) Event Video Below is a video recording of the event. Event Commentary The following is a commentary about the event by Greg Johnson, an event attendee: This was an excellent workshop that […]

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2014 Johnson County Attorney and Supervisor Candidate Awards

Introduction Ten days ago, I offered a preliminary announcement about the 2014 Johnson County Attorney and Supervisor Race Candidate Awards. Since then, I worked on formulating a framework for distributing awards to the various county candidate campaigns. The awards are an effort to broadly support those who run for public office in Johnson County, especially candidates […]

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Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

We’d like to welcome Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) to our growing list of justice resources. About “Founded on March 16, 2002, LEAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. Those […]

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Johnson County Supervisor and Attorney Candidate Awards

  All those who step forward and throw their hat in the ring with a desire to serve our community deserve our support. It’s daunting to be placed in the public eye and open for challenging questions and criticism. Assuming one ‘wins’ an election, the prize is a lot of hard work for not much pay. […]

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Johnson County Advances in Ranking Among Lowest Incarceration Rates

In October 2013, an assessment of the Johnson County jail average daily incarceration rate showed a steady decline over the past four years from an average of 162 down to a daily average of 139. On 12 May 2014, it was reported that the average daily incarceration rate for Johnson County has continued to drop and […]

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County Attorney Candidate Forum Video – 12 May 2014

This is a video excerpt from the Johnson County Attorney Candidates Forum sponsored by the Johnson County Task Force on Aging. The event was hosted at the Coralville Public Library on 12 May 2014 at 2PM.

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National Police Week is 11-17 May 2014

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. This year, National Police Week 2014 will be Sunday, May 11th through Saturday, May 17th. Learn more at PoliceWeek.org. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National […]

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Johnson County Attorney & Supervisor Candidate Forum on Monday May 12, 2014

  Event Summary The Johnson County Task Force on Aging will be hosting a candidate forum for those seeking the Johnson County Attorney and Supervisor positions. Event Details Date: Monday, May 12, 2014 Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Location: Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th St. Coralville, IA 52241. [Map] Event Video Click here for video of […]

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Johnson County Attorney Race – Commentary by Greg Johnson

Friday, 2 May 2014 The Democratic Party nomination for Johnson County Attorney has gained much media attention, and plenty of involvement among local residents. I wanted to share some of my thoughts about the two candidates. Janet Lyness Two weeks ago I met with Janet Lyness to learn more about her campaign. Although I’d worked […]

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Juvenile Record Sealing Day

Johnson County, Iowa – On Friday, April 25, the Johnson County Youth Development Policy Board will host the First Annual Juvenile Records Sealing Day at the Johnson County Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members of the community may be eligible to have their juvenile delinquency records sealed if they are 18 years of […]

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Citizens Police Review Board Community Forum

The Citizens Police Review Board will be holding its Annual Community Forum for the purpose of hearing Citizens’ views on the policies, practices and procedures of the Iowa City Police Department. DATE: Tuesday, May 13, 2013, TIME: 6:00 PM at LOCATION: Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A. 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City. Questions & […]

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