Community Meeting Next Week About Safety and Justice

The public is invited to attend the Safety + Justice Community Collaborative Meeting next Monday from 2-4 p.m. at the Pima County Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. (Community Meeting Room in the basement).

The 32-member Safety + Justice Community Collaborative is made up of a cross-section of justice system partners and community representatives, including individuals who previously were incarcerated. Members meet regularly to review data and propose adjustments to the strategies of the Pima County Safety and Justice Challenge as needed.

Last April, Pima County received $1.5 million from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge to fund programs designed to reduce jail numbers by addressing the main drivers of the County’s jail population, including warrants for failure to appear on prior misdemeanor charges and low-level, nonviolent offenses related to mental illness and substance abuse.