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No Jury Trials scheduled from April 12th to April 16th new

There are no jury trials scheduled from April 12th to April ...

Douglas County announced today its continued commitment to reduce the number of people in the Douglas County Correctional Facility who have mental illnesses by participating in the newest initiative from Stepping Up, Set, Measure, Achieve - a nationwide call to action to reduce the prevalence of mental illness in local justice systems.

The multi-year effort will focus on creating measurable reductions to the Douglas County Corrections Facility population with serious mental illnesses (SMI) and achieving:

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.

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:
https://douglascountyks-org.zoom.us/j/95772546114?pwd=NFAzNFpWVWtXR1FkYUxPRHdhUENqUT09

Passcode: 994900

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

Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures until further notice:

Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures until further notice:

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