Effective immediately, the Douglas County District Court Clerk’s Office will be open to the public for limited purposes by appointment only. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance, and all persons entering the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center will be required to wear a mask and follow established social distancing guidelines. Any person with a temperature over 100 degrees will be denied entry.
Douglas County District Court hearings are open to the public via live streaming on its YouTube channel.
Community leaders are working on implementing a number of new initiatives and programs in Douglas County to help prevent vaping, substance abuse, mental illness and suicide.
“We’re working to build an integrated system of care that moves from crisis and illness as a norm to recovery and prevention as a practice,” said Bob Tryanski, Director of Behavioral Health Projects for Douglas County. “Our focus is to prioritize prevention.”
Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures through May 13, 2020
The Douglas County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) met virtually on May 12 using Zoom. Chair Pam Weigand, Director of Douglas County Criminal Justice Services, facilitated the meeting.
Researchers Jack McDevitt, of Northeastern University, and Janice Iwama, of American University, provided an update on the Law Enforcement Contact Study.
Douglas County has a new interactive cemetery map. The map was created by Senior GIS Analyst Amy Roust. She worked with Douglas County Heritage Coordinator Jan Shupert-Arick and John Nichols, of the County Clerk’s Office, who gathered records related to each cemetery. Work began on the project about three years ago.
“We are thrilled to launch this interactive online tool as part of National Preservation Month. Our goal is to promote preservation of cemeteries and to assist the public,” Shupert-Arick said.
Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures through May 6, 2020
Douglas County and the City of Lawrence are hosting an informational meeting about the 2020 Census from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the auditorium of Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. The meeting is open to the public.
Local Census experts will share information about the 2020 Census, including timing, job opportunities and next steps.
Getting an accurate Census count is important to the State of Kansas and Douglas County. Here's why:
The County Commission meeting for April 29, 2020 has been cancelled.
Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures through April 30, 2020