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Survey 2.0: Design a Justice Center Online

Introduction 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 […]

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Johnson County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee Meeting Video for September 4, 2013

Summary The Johnson County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee met on September 4, 2013 for a public meeting to explore jail and courthouse needs and solutions. Resources The following meeting resources are available. Meeting Agenda (in PDF format) Meeting Audio Recording Meeting Minutes (in PDF format) Video. The following video recording is provided by a local […]

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Committee mulls future of jail, courthouse

[Source: “Committee mulls future of jail, courthouse,” Press Citizen, 4 September 2013, by Aly Brown] Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee members were not any closer to making a definitive call on the direction of the jail, courthouse and criminal justice services at Wednesday’s meeting. Members rehashed the results from the Johnson County Board of Supervisors’ recent […]

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Giving a hand instead of a ticket: Officer works to solve problems on new downtown beat

[Source: “Giving a hand instead of a ticket: Officer works to solve problems on new downtown beat,” Press Citizen, 2 September 2013, by Josh O’Leary] It was another boiling August day and Iowa City’s pedestrian mall was filling up for the lunch hour when, within 30 seconds of each other, two people hurried up to a […]

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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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County Holds Space Needs Public Forums

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors will be holding meetings over the next few weeks to seek out public input regarding court services and law enforcement space needs. Please attend and share what you believe are the pressing needs and practical solutions. Public Input Meeting Schedule Saturday, August 10, 2013, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM […]

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