Community Jail Summit II

Read notes from the attendees of the Community Jail Summit II

The Scott County Board of Supervisors, members of the Community Jail Alternatives and Advisory Committee and the Community Outreach Team would like to extend their sincere appreciation and thanks to everyone who participated in the Community Jail Summit II on Wednesday, June 18th at the River Center in Davenport. Close to 100 attendees participated in the varied agenda which included multimedia informational presentations, group activities to solicit input and opinions and a lively question and answer session at the conclusion.

Everyone involved in local jail planning efforts believes the Summit was a huge success. The purpose of the Summit was to address the future of the Scott County jail and alternative programs, to update citizens on new jail alternative programs, the current jail situation and solicit input on options for possible "bricks and mortar" solutions. The dialog that occurred at this event and future events is invaluable to the community as planning efforts continue.

Further, the Board of Supervisors and CJAAC would like to extend the invitation and encourage citizens interested in the jail planning process, criminal justice issues or alterative programs to participate in public forums (such as the Summit), to join the Community Outreach Team or to volunteer their services to one of the many other teams working on implementing alternatives and planning for possible "bricks and mortar" solutions.

Again, many thanks to the Scott County Community!

For more information about the jail, alternative programs or the Community Jail and Alternatives Advisory Committee (CJAAC), please visit our website at http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/cjaac.

For more information on this press release, please contact:

C. Ray Wierson
Office of the County Administrator
Scott County Bicentennial Building
428 Western Avenue
Davenport, IA 52801-1004
(563) 326-8734


Community Jail Summit III

On behalf of the Community Jail and Alternatives Advisory Committee (CJAAC), please join the Board of Supervisors at a Community Jail Summit III to address the future of the Scott County jail and alternative programs. In spite of jail population management efforts, the county’s jail population continues to exceed the capacity at both the Jail and the Annex. Populations held at the Annex are limited to minimum security prisoners because of the housing type and security level of the facility.

As a result of being at capacity at both facilities, the county must transport inmates to other locations, at considerable expenses. At some point, this space will no longer be accessible at a price the county is willing to pay. We value your input as a community leader and would like to update you on several options and cost comparison of options that have been evaluated and will be presented at the summit.

The summit is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13 at the RiverCenter North, 136 East Third Street, Davenport, in the Mississippi Room on the first floor from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The summit will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a deli meat buffet dinner being provided.

The future public safety of our community is our number one concern, and we would like to partner with you in developing a solution that is in the best interest of us all. Various audiovisual presentations will be made during the evening including

Please R.S.V.P. your reservation to Chris Berge by phone at (563) 326-8604, by fax at (563) 328-3285, by mail or e-mail at cberge@scottcountyiowa.com no later than Friday, April 2. You are encouraged to invite others to this important community event.

Thank you for your interest and your continued leadership in our community. For more information about jail facility options, alternative programs or the Community Jail and Alternatives Advisory Committee (CJAAC), please visit our website.

Sincerely,

Carol H. Schaefer, Chairman
Board of Supervisor