A group of city and county officials looking for ways to lower the number of inmates who return to jail wants to open a "day reporting center" near 19th Street and Haskell Avenue.
The proposed center would provide a "clearinghouse-type setting" for services in the community, Douglas County Undersheriff Kenny Massey said Monday. "This is a top priority," he said.
Massey said he had a landlord willing to lease the county office space for about $2,400 a month near the Kansas Department of Corrections' parole office, 1910 Haskell Ave.
Members of the so-called "re-entry committee" welcomed the prospect for released inmates to be taken to a place where services would be available. Now, they're simply taken by taxi to 11th and Massachusetts streets.