County Commissioners' Meeting

Join us in Pushing for a Criminal Justice System We Can All be Proud of! 

Justice Matters will be bringing large numbers of people to the County Commissioners chambers on Wednesday, April 27 at 5:30 pm (pre-meeting will start at 5:10 pm at the Gazebo in South Park and then walk over to the Courthouse together). During our visit, we plan to call on our County leaders to:

  1. Address the Racial Disparity at the Jail 
  2. Hire an independent consultant to identify/implement safe and effective alternatives to incarceration

click on video below for an introduction:

It should be noted that the Justice Matters' Alternatives to Incarceration Steering Committee believe these two steps are a win-win for the County and the community. To establish a clear path toward exhausting alternatives while addressing racial concerns will create a positive outcome when the Crisis Center and changes necessary at the jail are brought to a vote. 

To find out more about the development of this issue, click here.


  • April 27, 2016 at 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Douglas County Commissioner's Chambers
    1100 Massachusetts St
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    United States
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  • Ben MacConnell


Will you come?