Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to hear report on 2018 services

photo by: Journal-World File Photo

In this Journal-World file photo from Feb. 13, 2019, a gavel lies on the bench in the historic Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St.

The Douglas County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council will hear a report Tuesday that details the county’s criminal justice services for 2018.

Among slides in the report from Pam Weigand, the county’s director of criminal justice services, are demographics and statistics for populations of the juvenile and adult corrections facilities, conditions of release, community service hours and pretrial release programs, plus average daily populations and average lengths of supervision for each.

The council will also hear an update from Robert Bieniecki, the county’s criminal justice coordinator, about a law enforcement contact study that involves police departments of Lawrence, Baldwin City, Eudora and the University of Kansas, plus the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The study aims to quantify racial minorities’ contact with law enforcement to determine whether disproportionalities exist.

The meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Flory Meeting Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St. Find more information at


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