Community Problems Assembly - County Commissioners Forum

Justice Matters will conduct an internal meeting for registered Justice Network Members and their guests, followed immediately by a County Commissioner Candidate forum that is open to the public.

Logistics regarding the Community Problems Assembly:

  • Doors Open at 5:30 pm
  • Program begins at 6 pm
  • Organizational meeting concludes at 7:30 pm

Again, the Community Problems Assembly is an Justice Matters internal meeting open to registered Justice Network Members and their guests. At this meeting we will:

  • Elect new Executive Officers
  • Finalize a new priority the organization will address in addition to our continuing priorities: childhood trauma, growing incarceration (particularly among minorities), mental illness, and the shortage of affordable housing.


Logistics regarding the Douglas County Commissioner Candidate forum:

  • Doors Open at 7:30 pm
  • Forum begins at 7:45
  • Forum concludes at 8:30

All candidates have agreed to attend including:

Candidates will be asked to respond to the priorities identified by Justice Matters including:

  • Growing incarceration at the County Jail (particularly among minorities)
  • Shortage of affordable housing
  • Interrupting childhood trauma
  • Mental Health services (particularly the decision to link jail expansion to the Crisis Center)
  • Public accountability (particularly failure among County Commissioners to attend public meetings organized by Justice Matters)

Leaders from Justice Matters will meet individually with each of the candidates within a week to discuss the forum set-up. Attendance is limited, so members of the of the public are encouraged to register in advance.


November 02, 2016 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm


Abe & Jakes Landing
8 E 6th St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
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Ben MacConnell · · (785) 218-0941

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