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 PROPOSED JUSTICE CENTER - RELATED ITEMS

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Submit a Question or Comment

 

To see Frequently Asked Questions, or to submit a question or comment about the proposed Justice Center, go here: https://www.douglascounty-ne.gov/justice-center-project.

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Related Reports

 

Douglas County Comprehensive Juvenile Services Plan 

 

Juvenile Justice System Assessment and Courts Space Needs Study (DLR/CHINN)

 

Project Development Summary - Douglas County Justice Center Vol 1 of 2

 

Project Development Summary - Douglas County Justice Center Vol 2 of 2

 

Nebraska Court Facility Planning Guidelines & Standards (2016, Nebraska Supreme Court)

 

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Unified Juvenile Justice Center Development Corporation (JCDC) 


JCDC meeting agendas, minutes, and audio recordings can be found here: https://www.douglascounty-ne.gov/justice-center-project/justice-center-development-corporation.

 

Please note: The Douglas County Clerk/Comptroller is not the clerk for the Unified Juvenile Justice Center Development Corporation (JCDC), nor the custodian of the records for the JCDC. The JCDC provided the documents below to the Douglas County Clerk/Comptroller's Office.

 

Restated Bylaws

 

Restated Articles

 

Officers of Corporation, Whistleblower Policy & Procedures, Record Retention Policy & Procedure, and Conflict of Interest Policy

 

Owner's Representative Agreement

 

Ancillary Services/Non-Exclusive Trademark

 

JCDC Resolution 2018-0611-01: Preliminary Soils and Survey

 

JCDC Resolution 2018-0611-02: Design, Engineering, Project Management, and Legal Services

 

JCDC Resolution 2018-0611-03: Delegation of Signature Authority

 

12.10.18 Agreement for the Design Services of Douglas County Justice Center between JCDC and HDR Architecture, Inc 

 

12.10.18 Master Agreement for Professional Services between the JCDC and Burlington Capital Construction Services, LLC

 

12.10.18 Construction Manager at Risk Agreement for the Douglas County Justice Center between JCDC and Kiewit Building Group, Inc.

 

12.10.18 Potential Roof View

12.10.18 Potential Street View

 

3.21.19 Douglas County Justice Center Programs & Policies

 

3.21.19 Douglas County Justice Center Project Control Budget Status

 

3.21.19 Douglas County Justice Center HDR Presentation

 

4.25.19 Public Forums Handout

 

4.25.19 HDR Presentation

 

4.25.19 Total Net Benefits 

 

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Other


April 22, 2019: Town Hall Meeting regarding Juvenile Justice & Courthouse Annex Proposal. Hosted by Commissioner Cavanaugh and Sen. Ernie Chambers.*

 

PowerPoint Presentation

 

*This Town Hall was not published by Douglas County, therefore the PowerPoint Presentation above is not considered an official Douglas County record.

 

 

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Board of Commissioners /  Committee Meetings  /  Public Forums


Videos of the meetings listed below can be found here: 

https://commissioners.douglascounty-ne.gov/board-meetings/videos.

(For Board of Commissioners Meetings, time markers are listed in parentheses to indicate when each item occurs during the meeting video.)

 

 

(Upcoming) 5/21/19: Board of Commissioners Meeting

(Presentations) Item V.A. Economic Benefit Study of the investment in the proposed Douglas County Justice Center.

 

 

5/9/19: Douglas County Justice Center Forum

Douglas County Justice Center HDR Architecture Presentation 5.9.19

 

 

5/7/19: Douglas County Justice Center Forum

Douglas County Justice Center HDR Architecture Presentation 5.7.19

 

Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

5/7/19: Board of Commissioners Meeting

(Consent Agenda) Item II.C. Resolution to appoint Chris Rodgers to the Douglas County Unified Justice Center Development Corporation Board of Directors.

 

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.C.1. JDAI (Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative) First Quarter QRS Report.

 

 

5/6/19: Douglas County Justice Center Forum

Douglas County Justice Center HDR Architecture Presentation 5.6.19

 

Meeting Minutes

 

 

4/30/19: Board of Commissioners Meeting

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.C.1. Douglas County Youth Center Report  (1:17:35 - 2:26:07)

 

Douglas County Youth Center Daily Census 4.30.19

 

Meeting Minutes

 

 4/16/19: Board of Commissioners Meeting

(Minutes and Claims) Item I.B. Approval of claims submitted for payment processed through Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Speaking regarding payments to HDR were Commissioner Cavanaugh, Director of Budget & Finance Joe Lorenz, and Omaha-Douglas Public Building Administrator Paul Cohen. Payments discussed can be found on page 14 in the above link. (29:16 - 44:33)

 

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.C.1. Resolution Approving the Sale of $6,045,000 Omaha-Douglas Public Building Commission Bonds and All Terms and Conditioners Incident Thereto. (2:24:00 - 2:26:00)

 

Meeting Minutes

 

 

4/2/19: Douglas County Justice Center Forum 

Douglas County Justice Center HDR Architecture Presentation

 

2018 Q4 Youth Presented to Probation (Heat Map)

 

2018 Q4 Youth Presented to Probation (Map Points)

 

Douglas County Justice Center: Programs and Policies initiated to transform the Juvenile Justice System

 

Douglas County Justice Center Project Control Budget Status (03/21/2019)

 

 Meeting Minutes

 

 

4/2/19: Board of Commissioners Meeting 

(Citizen Comments) Item IV.  Citizen Luis Jimenez commented about the proposed Justice Center. (21:50 - 26:20)

 

Handout from Luis Jimenez

 

Meeting Minutes

 

 

4/2/19: Child & Youth Services Committee Meeting


Juvenile Assessment Center Snapshot

 

Moving From Discussion To Action

 

Coalition RX

 

2nd Annual Second Chance Reentry Awareness Resource Fair

 

The Kim Culp Juvenile Justice Forum

 

Meeting Minutes

 

 

3/26/19: Board of Commissioners Meeting 

(Citizen Comments) Item IV. Multiple citizens spoke about juvenile justice and/or the proposed Justice Center. (30:30 - 1:06:00)

 

Alternative Proposal from Commissioner Cavanaugh

 

Handout provided by Luis Jimenez (citizen)

 

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.C.1. Douglas County Youth Center Report.  (1:15:49 - 2:28:10) 

 

Douglas County Youth Center Parent Orientation Handout

 

Welcome Parents & Guests Presentation (Douglas County Youth Center)

 

Douglas County Youth Center Census Report

 

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.C.2. Resolution requesting that the Omaha-Douglas Public Building Commission issue $114 million in Revenue Bonds to construct a justice center and youth detention center on the former M.U.D. site located directly to the south of the Douglas County Courthouse. (2:38:50 - 3:22:36)

 

Amendment submitted by Commissioner Cavanaugh. Amendment failed 2-5. Commissioners Cavanaugh and Boyle voting “yes,” all other Commissioners voting “no.”

 

Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom Speech on Juvenile Detention Center (submitted by Doug Kagan)

 

Meeting Minutes

 

 

3/19/19: Child & Youth Services Committee Meeting


JAC Evaluation Overview by Category One Consulting

 

JAC Summary

 

Meeting Minutes

 

 

3/12/19: Board of Commissioners Meeting

(Minutes and Claims) Item I.B. Approval of claims submitted for payment processed through Tuesday, March 12, 2019.  Speaking regarding a payment to MUD were Commissioner Cavanaugh and Deputy County Attorney Theresia Urich. Payment discussed can be found on page 33 in the above link. (45:22 - 50:55)

 

(Consent Agenda) Item VII.G.2  Legislative IssuesSpeaking regarding LB 309, ODPBC space study, the workload of judges, and new courthouse expansion were Commissioners Borgeson, Duda, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Rodgers, and Kraft; also Marcos San Martin.  (1:15:23 - 1:39:20)

 

Resolution regarding LB309.

 

Meeting Minutes

 

2/26/19: Board of Commissioners Meeting

(Presentations) Item V.A. Presentation by Christine Henningsen, Joy Suder, and Juliet Summers of interactive website illustrating the cost and path of a juvenile through the system.

 

A Case Scenario Study: The Cost of Juvenile Justice (Handout)

 

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.C.1. A Resolution approving the Sixteenth Supplemental Agreement and authorizing the Chair and/or Vice Chair to execute all documents necessary so that the Omaha Douglas Public Building Commission may acquire a site consisting of improved real estate or rights thereon as required to acquire, construct, demolish, reconstruct, improve, renovate and equip office facilities, courtroom facilities and justice facilities as an addition to the Civic Center and as an addition to the Hall of Justice as contemplated by the Sixteenth Amendment, known as the “MUD Site,” bound by 17th Street to the east, 18th Street to the west, Harney Street to the north and Howard Street to the south.  (1:49:10 - 2:10:30)

 

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.C.2. Douglas County Youth Center Report.

 

Douglas County Youth Center: Census Report

 

Meeting Minutes

 

2/5/19: Child & Youth Services Committee Meeting

JDAI January 2019 Sub-Committee Updates


Douglas County Justice Center HDR Architecture 02.05.19


A Case Scenario Study: The Cost of Juvenile Justice

 

Meeting Minutes

 

1/29/19: Board of Commissioners Meeting

(Consent Agenda) Item VII.D. Resolution retroactively appointing County Commissioners Mary Ann Borgeson and P.J. Morgan to the Douglas County Unified Justice Center Development Corporation Board of Directors, Joseph Lorenz as the Corporation's Treasurer and Diane Carlson as the Corporation's Secretary. (1:02:54 - 1:10:39; 1:11:33 - 1:12:46)

 

(Citizen Comments) Item IV. Citizens Luis Jimenez and Larry Storer made remarks regarding the proposed Justice Center. (1:14:46 – 1:21:47)

 

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.C.1. Douglas County Youth Center Report. (1:22:56 – 2:08:48)

 

Dusk to Dawn Handout

 

Douglas County Youth Center Census Report

 

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.G.2.b. Discussion/Action on Legislative Bill(s) / Legislative Resolutions(s): LB20 Require voter approval of public building commission bonds (2:08:55 – 2:31:11)

 

Meeting Minutes

 

 

 1/15/19: Board of Commissioners Meeting

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.A.2. Resolution requesting the Omaha-Douglas Public Building Commission to issue Revenue Bonds for the construction of a justice center. No action was taken on this item due to a lack of second to Commissioner Boyle’s motion to approve.

 

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.A.3. Resolution requesting the Omaha-Douglas Public Building Commission to issue Revenue Bonds for the construction of a youth detention center. No action was taken on this item due to Commissioner Boyle removing the item.

 

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.A.2. Resolution requesting the Omaha-Douglas Public Building Commission to issue $120M in Revenue Bonds for the Justice Center Project. 

 

Handout Provided by Doug Kagan (Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom)

 

Letter from Sherwood Foundation (Reference by Commissioner Boyle)

 

Handout Provided by Commissioner Cavanaugh (Bond Offering Comparison for County vs ODPBC)

 

 Meeting Minutes

 

 

1/8/19: Board of Commissioners Meeting

(Citizens Comments) Item IV. Citizen Luis Jimenez spoke about the proposed Justice Center.

 

Meeting Minutes

 

1/7/19: Administrative Services Committee Meeting

Meeting Minutes

 

12/18/18: Board of Commissioners Meeting

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.A.2. Resolution to direct Douglas County Attorney’s Office and Douglas County Public Properties Director to formally offer to purchase MUD real estate and complete purchase agreement/lease agreement on behalf of Douglas County.

 

Meeting Minutes

 

12/11/18: Board of Commissioners Meeting

(Citizen Comments) Item IV. Multiple citizens spoke about the proposed Justice Center. (42:04 - 54:41)

 

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.A.2 Discussion of resolution to direct Douglas County Attorney's Office and Douglas County Public Properties Director to formally offer to purchase MUD real estate and complete purchase agreement on behalf of Douglas County. (58:09 - 2:40:59)

 

Handouts provided by citizen Brian Smith during the discussion of Item VII.A.2.

 

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.C.1 Douglas County Youth Center Report. (2:48:02 - 4:03:25)

 

Douglas County Youth Center: Census Report [provided by Greg Hepburn, DCYC]

 

Email from citizen Brian Smith to Commissioner Rodgers - Predictive Analytics and Data Modeling

 

Meeting Minutes

 

12/4/18: Board of Commissioners Meeting (36:00 - 38:30)

(Citizens Comments) Item IV. Citizen Carole Zacek spoke about the proposed Justice Center.

 

Meeting Minutes

 

11/20/18: Board of Commissioners Meeting

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.B.1. Douglas County Justice Tower and Youth Center Proposal  (This is the same proposal from 11/8/18 Administrative Services Committee Meeting.)

 

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.B.1. Project Budget Comparison  (Submitted by George Achola, Citizen/Burlington Capital)

 

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.B.1. Existing Buildings: The Elephant in the Room  (Presented by Bob Perrin, Citizen)

 

Meeting Minutes

 

11/8/18: Administrative Services Committee Meeting

Attachment A - Douglas County Justice Tower and Youth Center Proposal

 

Meeting Minutes

 

10/30/18: Board of Commissioners Meeting

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.C.1. Douglas County Youth Center Report & Census Report  (23:41 - 57:58)

(Committee/Discussion Action) Item VII.C.2. Douglas County Justice Center Project Update.   (1:36:45 - 4:04:21)

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.C.3. Update on DMC (Disproportionate Minority Contact) Activities (4:04:22 - 4:21:06)

(Committee Discussion/Action) Item VII.C.4  Creighton/University of Nebraska Medical Center Pilot Project Updates  (57:59 - 1:36:44)

 

Meeting Minutes

 

10/18/18: Administrative Services Committee Meeting

Attachment D 'Douglas County Justice Center 10-18-19 Existing Square Footage & Growth

Meeting Minutes

 

10/2/18:  Board of Commissioners Meeting  (11:19 - 19:01)

(Citizens Comments) Item IV. Citizen Luis Jimenez spoke about the proposed Justice Center.

Handout provided by Luis Jimenez (citizen)

Meeting Minutes

 

9/25/18:  Board of Commissioners Meeting (32:40 - 3:58:57)

(Committee/Discussion Action) Item VII.C.1 Douglas County Youth Center Report

Douglas County Youth Center Expediting List and Census Report

HDR Presentation (Hard Copy Handed Out to Commissioners)

HDR Presentation (Electronic Copy Presented During Meeting)

Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom Presentation

History of News Stories, OWH Article from 8-10-2017, and Flatiron Park Page from Downtown Omaha 2030  (Presented by Brian Smith, a citizen)

420 S 18th St - Information about the Previous Owner of Building, Plans & Photos of Building, and Map of Flatiron Area (Presented by Bob Perrin, Citizen/Marcy Mason LLC)

Map of Downtown Omaha Architecture - Historical Map, Changes (Presented by Arnold Breslow, Citizen)

Brad Ashford Letter to Mary Ann Borgeson (Read by George Achola, Citizen/Burlington Capital)

(Committee/Discussion Action) Item VII.A.2. Resolution to rescind the County Board's July 10, 2018, resolution that directed the County to proceed with the eminent domain of the Marcy Mason property located at 420 South 18th Street. Item failed 2-5 (Yea - Boyle, Cavanaugh; Nay - Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers).

(Committee/Discussion Action) Item VII.C.2. Resolution to postpone the proposed juvenile justice center project so that all options can be discussed publicly, including location and requiring a vote of the people on the bond issue. Item failed 2-5 (Yea - Boyle, Cavanaugh; Nay - Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers).
 

(Committee/Discussion Action) Item VII.C.3. Resolution to renovate the Douglas County Youth Center to accommodate the County Board's desire for a modern juvenile detention facility that incorporates best practices in juvenile justice reform. Item failed 2-5 (Yea - Boyle, Cavanaugh; Nay - Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers).

(Citizens Comments) Item IV. Multiple citizens spoke about the proposed Justice Center.

Meeting Minutes

 

9/24/18:  Administrative Services Committee Meeting

Attachment B - Douglas County Justice Center 9-24-18 Existing Square Footage 

Attachment C - Ariel Views 9.24.18

Attachment D - Douglas County Youth Center September 2018 Presentation For The Douglas County Board of Commissioners 9.24.18

Attachment E - Juvenile Justice Center Alternative Proposal September 24, 2018

Meeting Minutes

 

9/18/2018: Board of Commissioners Meeting (13:25 - 40:06)

(Citizens Comments) Item IV. Multiple citizens spoke about the proposed Justice Center.

Meeting Minutes 

 

9/11/2018: Board of Commissioners Meeting (2:14:32 - 2:58:09)

(Citizens Comments) Item IV. Multiple citizens spoke about the proposed Justice Center.

Meeting Minutes 

 

8/28/2018: Board of Commissioners Meeting (3:52:42 - 4:04:06)

(Committee/Discussion Action) VII.B.1. Approval of resolution directing all necessary steps be taken to place a juvenile justice bond issue question on the November 2018 general election ballot.  No action was taken on the item as there was no second to Commissioner Cavanaugh's motion to approve. Since there was no second, the Chair did not allow citizens to comment on the item, but some citizens did provide the following documents for the record:

Letter to the Board (submitted by Brian Smith)

Flow Chart (submitted by Bob Perrin)

Timeline(submitted by Bob Perrin) 

 

8/21/18:  Administrative Services Committee Meeting

Meeting Minutes


 8/15/2018: Administrative Services Committee Meeting

Attachment A - Douglas County Justice Center 8-15-18 Existing Square Footage

Attachment D - Juvenile Justice Center Alternative Plan (August 14, 2018)

Meeting Minutes


 8/14/2018: Board of Commissioners Meeting (21:41 - 4:29:12)

(Presentations) Item V.A. Alternative Option to the Proposed Justice Center Project.

(Presentations) Item V.B. Proposed Justice Center Project.

Handouts provided by citizens during Presentations: Douglas County Juvenile Justice Center Advisory (Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom) and Flow Chart (Amanda Perrin)

Meeting Minutes

 

8/7/2018: Board of Commissioners Meeting (1:50:49 - 2:36:52)

(Citizens Comments) Item IV. Multiple citizens spoke about the proposed Justice Center.

Meeting Minutes

 

8/2/2018: Administrative Services Committee Meeting

Attachment D: Map [Submitted by Constance Mierendorf (Citizen)]

Attachment E: Map [Submitted by Constance Mierendorf (Citizen)]

Attachments A & B: DC Justice Center Existing Square Footage. DC Owned Facilities Square Footages

Attachment C: Juvenile Justice Space Needs [Submitted by Constance Mierendorf (Citizen)]

Meeting Minutes

 

7/31/2018: Board of Commissioners Meeting (55:43 - 1:37:05)

(Citizens Comments) Item IV. Multiple citizens spoke about the proposed Justice Center.

Handout provided by Brian Smith (Citizen).

Meeting Minutes 

 

7/24/2018: Administrative Services Committee Meeting 

Attachment A: Map of Sites

Attachment B: Square Footage Information

Attachment C: Youth Center Presentation (Part 1)

Attachment D: Youth Center Presentation (Part 2)

Meeting Minutes

 

7/24/2018: Board of Commissioners Meeting (1:52:06 - 2:30:12)

(Citizens Comments) Item IV. Multiple citizens spoke about the proposed Justice Center.

Meeting Minutes

 

7/10/2018: Board of Commissioners Meeting

(Part One -- 38:12 - 2:54:01; 3:23:25 - 4:11:16) (Part Two -- the entire video)

(Public Hearing) Item VI.B. Resolution directing Douglas County to Initiate Acquisition Proceedings Under Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 25-2501, et seq.- Acquire/Exercise Eminent Domain on parcel number 1515520000.

(Committee Discussion/Action: Finance) Item VII.A.2. A resolution approving Reimbursement Agreement with the Omaha-Douglas Public Building Commission for the Building Commission to advance funds for the initial phase of justice center project.

(Committee Discussion/Action: Finance) Item VII.A.3. A resolution approving “owner’s representative” agreement in regards to the Justice Center/Youth Center development project.

(Committee Discussion/Action: Finance) Item VII.A.4. A resolution approving Juvenile Justice Center/Youth Center project non-binding MOU between Douglas County and Public Building Commission.

(Committee Discussion/Action: Finance) Item VII.A.5. A resolution approving “Ancillary Services Agreement” in regards to the Justice Center/Youth Center development project.

Meeting Minutes

 

 6/26/2018: Board of Commissioners Meeting (57:01 - 2:21:22)

(Presentations) Item V.C. Presentation regarding the proposed Justice Center/Youth Center construction project.

Meeting Minutes 

 

6/6/2018: Administrative Services Committee Meeting

Meeting Minutes

 

5/22/2018: Board of Commissioners Meeting (48:35 - 1:34:04)

(Consent Agenda) Item II.L. Resolution directing Chair to authorize and sign sales agreement to purchase the property from OHA in the amount of $2,750,000.00 + costs.

Meeting Minutes

 

4/24/2018: Board of Commissioners Meeting (3:47:15 - 4:29:06)

(Presentations) Item V.B. Resolution directing Douglas County to make an offer to purchase the property from Marcy Mason, LLC in the amount of $900,000.

(Presentations) Item V.C. Resolution directing Douglas County to make an offer to purchase the property from OHA in the amount of $2,750,000.00.

Meeting Minutes 

 

10/3/2017: Board of Commissioners Meeting (26:21 - 29:04) 

(Consent Agenda) Item II.C. Approval of Agreement with HDR for Pre-Design Services of Potential Juvenile Justice Facility

Meeting Minutes

 

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