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Free Movie Screening and Discussion Panel – TRIGGER: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Collaborative Approaches to Gun Safety If you are concerned about gun violence in the United States, and would like to hear ideas about how citizens (gun owners and non-gun owners) can come together to discuss and agree on sensible ways to diminish gun violence, please come to this forum and community discussion. Event Details: Movie […]

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Webcast: Principles of an Effective Criminal Justice Response to the Challenges and Needs of Drug-Involved Individuals

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 1:30-3:00 p.m. (eastern time) FREE Registration: http://tinyurl.com/kswsqbj Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 12:00-1:30 p.m. (eastern time)  FREE Registration: http://tinyurl.com/lc3nfga Faculty: William Dressel, President, The National Judicial College Elaine Nugent-Borakove, President, The Justice Management Institute Tim Murray, Executive Director, Pretrial Justice Institute Carl Wicklund, Executive Director, American Probation and Parole Association Audience: Judges, attorneys, […]

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Iowa Summit on Justice and Disparities – 10 October 2013

Details The Iowa Summit on Justice & Disparities will take place on October 10, 2013 at Drake University. Details are below: Date: 10 October 2013 Time: 7:30am-5:00pm Location: Des Moines, Iowa, Olmsted Center, Drake University (Map) Registration: Click here to register. About the Summit The Iowa Summit on Justice and Disparities convenes for 3 primary goals: […]

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Justice Center Has Global Reach

Through our growing base of supporters, and by developing our website as an online resource for those in justice services, we’re beginning to have a global impact. The maps below show some of the recent visitors to the website. Click any map for a larger view. This national and global recognition helps bring positive attention […]

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Join Our Team

We’re looking to grow our volunteer-based organization with advisors, content writers, data analysts, artists, journalists, photographers, videographers, graphic designers, and community activists. Experience. If you’ve always wanted to work in one of the above areas, but don’t have the experience, we’ll provide the training and experience. This is a great way to expand your resume. […]

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Guidelines for Care for Transitioning from Jails and Prisons for Persons with Behavioral Health Disorders

Guidelines for Care for Transitioning from Jails and Prisons for Persons with Behavioral Health Disorders Hosted by SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, this webinar will introduce the “Guidelines for Care for Transitioning from Jails and Prisons for Persons with Behavioral Health Disorders.” Developed in collaboration with the Council of State Governments Justice Center and […]

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Justice center friends and foes talk project’s future

[Source: “Justice center friends and foes talk project’s future,” Iowa City Press Citizen, 10 August 2013, by Aly Brown] Above: Listening Posts: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Chairperson Janelle Rettig talks about what she hopes will come out of a series of listening posts dedicated to hearing residents’ concerns about future jail and courthouse development. […]

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National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Date: Tuesday, 6 August 2013 Location: Your Neighborhood Registration: Click Here to Register About. National Night Out is an annual event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch groups, […]

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Johnson County to Host Recognition Event for Community Partners on 1 July 2013 at 4:30 PM

Recipients of County Funds Invited to Celebrate Impact of Funding on County’s Quality of Life On Monday, July 1, 2013, 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 South Dubuque Street, […]

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JCJC One Month Later: Where Do We Go From Here?

7 June 2013 An open letter from Greg Johnson Friends, Shortly after the May 7 election outcome, I asked those among the leadership who had been working to promote the Justice Center proposal if it would be okay for me to continue maintaining the website and Facebook page with a new focus. We have some […]

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Request for Community Engagement – Website Changes to Reflect Election Outcome

In November 2012, over 35,000 people (a majority of local residents) voted in support of a Justice Center for Johnson County. Those opposed to the proposed Justice Center expressed a variety of concerns: Not enough is being done locally to address the needs of the poor, and transform the conditions that contribute to poverty. Sources […]

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National Police Week is 12-18 May 2013

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 2013 will be Sunday, May 12th through Saturday, May 18th. Learn more at PoliceWeek.org. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National […]

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Former Youth Counselor Joins Iowa City Police Department

From its beginnings as a group home in rural Cedar Rapids nearly 40 years ago, Four Oaks has grown to become one of the state’s largest agencies devoted to child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health. On 25 April 2013, the Iowa City Police Department welcomed Travis Graves as the newest officer to join the […]

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Coalition for Racial Justice Meeting Today, Noon – 1:30 PM

This is a GREAT time to get involved on issues related to racial disparities in the criminal justice system (with the Justice Center bond issue losing again) — so please come and get involved in our work on this and on racial disparities in access to affordable housing and in education. The CRJ meets this […]

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After Election Message – 8 May 2013

Thank you to the many volunteers and supporters who worked tirelessly to organize this campaign and to inform voters about the need for a Justice Center. Unfortunately, the results of the May 7th Special Election did not meet the required super majority of 60% necessary to pass a bond referendum. While we are shown, time […]

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Statement on Immigration Enforcement Concerns

27 April 2013 @ 11:05 PM It’s come to our attention that those opposed to the Justice Center are now claiming that our local jail will be used as a place for ICE to lockup illegal immigrants. We feel this is a misrepresentation similar to the claim that a larger jail would be filled with […]

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Vote Today! Yes for Justice Center

“Today is the big day! In order to ensure the citizens of Johnson County have a safe and secure Justice Center we need to have 60% support for this ballot issue, a sizable amount. We need your help! If you haven’t voted remember to flip the ballot and vote YES. If you have voted, please […]

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Vote Yes for Justice Center

“Tomorrow is the big day! In order to ensure the citizens of Johnson County have a safe and secure Justice Center we need to have 60% support for this ballot issue, a sizable amount. We need your help! If you haven’t voted remember to flip the ballot and vote YES. If you have voted, please […]

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