County reschedules next town hall meeting on jail, mental health facility

Douglas County officials will hold their next town hall meeting about a potential jail expansion and mental health crisis intervention center projects at 6 p.m. June 29 at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1000 Massachusetts St.

This will be the second in a series of town hall meetings about the project. In it, officials will discuss the results of a study that measures how many county jail inmates typically would qualify for diversion to a separate mental health facility.

The meeting was originally scheduled for Monday, but county administrator Craig Weinaug said the data collection “has been more difficult than I anticipated.”

County officials have said rising inmate populations and a greater need to provide mental health care are driving the projects.