Upcoming Events

  • Monday, February 04, 2019 at 12:00 PM · 7 rsvps

    Jail Alternatives Research Meeting: Col. David Parrish (Ret.)

    Col. Parrish will be joining us for a conference call. 

    He is a Jail Director from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Florida. Throughout his tenure as Jail Director he managed to reduce his jail population significantly. 

    Logistical information for the conference call will be sent out via email in advance of the call. 

  • Saturday, February 09, 2019 at 09:00 AM · 2 rsvps
    Immanuel Lutheran Church, Room 207

    February Mental Health Research Committee Meeting

  • Saturday, February 09, 2019 at 09:00 AM · 1 rsvp
    Immanuel Lutheran Church, first floor

    February Restorative Justice in School Research Committee Meeting

  • Saturday, February 09, 2019 at 09:00 AM · 1 rsvp
    Immanuel Lutheran Church

    Mental Health Research Committee: Sonia Jordan, Douglas County Health Department

    The monthly Research Committee meeting will be directly following this appointment.

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM · 6 rsvps

    Jail Alternatives Research Meeting: Sheriff Joe Pelle

    Sheriff Joe Pelle from Boulder County, CO will be joining us virtually on a conference call.

    He runs a restorative justice program (founded in 2000), and is an advocate of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer (SRO) program, which uses restorative justice rather than traditional punishment for students. The SRO program is about building relationships and trust with students and families, and taking an intervention and restorative justice approach to conflicts. SROs address real-world issues that impact students, and often become mentors for those students who don’t have trusted adults in their lives. School arrests are now rare occurrences. 

     

    Logistical information for the conference call will be sent out via email in advance of the call. 

  • Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Immanuel Lutheran Church, Room 207

    February Affordable Housing Research Committee Meeting

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    TBD in Lawrence, KS

    Solutions Briefing

    In preparation for the 2019 Nehemiah Assembly, Justice Network Members and clergy from all participating congregations will gather for the 2019 Solutions Briefing on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. 

    We will hear testimonies from people impacted by our issue areas, share our plans to address them, and sort out logistics for the Nehemiah Assembly, and hand out materials. Our active issue areas include: 

    • Overcrowding at the Douglas County Jail: Four years ago, the Douglas County Jail population spiked for no apparent reason. Our jail is now overcrowded, and now Douglas County Commissioners are poised to use tax dollars to fund a massive jail expansion--without understanding why our jail population has exploded. We want to address the recent spike in jail population through safe and effective alternatives to incarceration.
    • Counter-Productive Disciplinary Practices in Schools: African-American kids in Lawrence Public Schools are twice as likely to be suspended out of school, and half as likely to be in a gifted class as their white peers. Out-of-school suspensions lead to higher risk of dropping out of school, which leads to higher chances of incarceration.This phenomenon is known as the “school to prison pipeline”.

    Please RSVP by clicking on the appropriate link: 

    YES, I will attend!     NO, I can't make it

     

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