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No jury trials on for the week of September 28th to October 8th, 2020 new

There are no jury trials scheduled from the week of September ...
The Douglas County District Attorney's Office is pleased to announce the launch of a new restorative justice program being developed in Douglas County. The District Attorney’s Office is collaborating with the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution ( at Bethel College (North Newton) to bring this initiative to Douglas County.

Building upon Douglas County’s use of the Unified Command structure to lead a comprehensive COVID-19 pandemic response, local government, health, education and business leaders will partner to provide a coordinated reopening and response strategy among education institutions. The goals: protect students, staff, and faculty; reduce community impacts; and, minimize disease spread. Leaders of Douglas County, City of Lawrence, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, LMH Health, University of Kansas, Lawrence Public Schools and The Chamber will participate.

Douglas County is one of 13 communities in the country to receive the first Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction Grant from the USDA Office of Urban Agriculture and has been awarded nearly $90,000 to work on food resource recovery.

Douglas County Commissioners endorsed the proposed governance structure and bylaws of Behavioral Health Partners, Inc. during their Sept. 9 meeting. Behavioral Health Partners, Inc., a nonprofit partnership between LMH Health and Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, will provide leadership, clinical oversight and operational management of the crisis recovery center on the Treatment and Recovery Campus of Douglas County.

This fall, Douglas County is partnering with Teknix Solutions to organize an e-waste drop-off event open to all Douglas County residents.

District Court Judge Mark Simpson and Data Analyst Matt Cravens provided a presentation about arrests for failure to appear in court during the Sept. 8 meeting of the Douglas County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. They talked about how these arrests impact the Douglas County Correctional Facility.

Simpson began the presentation by explaining the different types of bonds and how bail is set for municipal and district courts.  He also reviewed how the state statutes direct the courts to apply bonds.

Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures until further notice:


When: Sep 8, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time

Topic: Criminal Justice Coordinating Council September 2020


Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: 994900

Interactive Douglas County Agritourism Map. (The map works best in Edge or Chrome Web Browsers)
Mitigation plan for Douglas County, Kansas.
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