This innovative project brings rehabilitative services and options to address and reduce the underlying causes of recidivism. By providing this additional support, the goal is to provide a path out of the criminal justice system. This project is specifically programmed around increased community access and involvement, and alternatives to the traditional criminal justice system, while maintaining effective levels of community safety in our growing city.
Over the last 24 years, three space needs examinations have been completed of the current police department – occurring in 1999, 2004 and 2009. All three of these studies concluded that the current police facility lacks appropriate space and functionality. Recognizing the demands and expectations of law enforcement continue to increase – infrastructure must meet those demands.
Community Collaboration Opportunities
We are committed to providing compassionate care and housing for every individual in the current detention facility. We also believe we are ethically obligated to improve the current cycle of incarceration of many of our justice involved community members and provide opportunities for individuals to successfully leave the criminal justice system. The new facility will provide the space needed in order to provide for the programming and continuity of care options our justice-involved community members.