Johnson County Focuses on Accessibility with New $193 Million Courthouse

Accessibility is said to be the focal point of a new courthouse construction project currently underway in Johnson County. According to the Kansas City Star, the $193 million project is currently in the concept and design phase, with a number of partners on board, including the Johnson County commissioners, the City of Olathe, and Olathe’s Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board.

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Missouri’s Johnson County Department of Corrections Helps Inmates Become Skilled Laborers

Thanks to a $200,000 grant from the adjoining state of Kansas, inmates in the Johnson County Department of Corrections Adult Residential Center have a fast pass to join the construction industry as compensated skilled laborers building a variety of construction projects.

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M.O. Juvenile Center To Close Next Year

BOLIVAR, M.O. — The 30th Circuit Juvenile Detention Center in Bolivar will close no later than Jan. 1, 2012, the Supreme Court of Missouri announced recently.

Five other detention centers in Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, Sedalia, Union and Warrensburg will also close as part of a plan approved by the Missouri Circuit Court Budget Committee.

The facilities serve an average of four or fewer juveniles each, or a cumulative average daily total of 18 juveniles, and employ a total of 63.775 full-time equivalent positions, according to reports.

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