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Bringing Mecklenburg County To You Update
I would like to provide you with a brief Bringing Mecklenburg County to You update concerning the relocation of some of our services in the Government District in uptown.
At the end of October, we plan to relocate the Forensics Division of Criminal Justice Services from the second floor of the County and Courts Office Building (CCOB) to 715 E. Fourth St. (underground building behind the Historic Courthouse). The remainder of Criminal Justice Services will move to 715 E. Fourth St. from the fourth floor of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center around March of 2018, after the roofing project is completed at 715 E. Fourth St.
Following the Forensics move, we plan to relocate the Public Defender from the Johnson Building to CCOB in early November.
Once the Public Defender is moved, the renovation of the vacated Public Defender space in the Johnson Building can begin for the future location of the consolidated Finance Department, which will be scheduled to move around late June of 2018.
For more information, contact Mark Hahn, director of Asset and Facility Management at 980-314-2520 or Mark.Hahn@MeckleburgCountyNC.gov. The Tobacco Divide
The Great American Smokeout, an annual event coordinated by the American Cancer Society to encourage smokers to quit, is an ideal time to explore strategies that support quitting tobacco use - not just for a day, but year-round.
Healthy Charlotte and Tobacco-Free Mecklenburg are partnering to host The Great American Smokeout Breakfast: The Tobacco Divide-A Call to Action on Nov. 2. The breakfast is an opportunity to invite leaders and community experts from our health care, business and housing communities to a dialogue about the impact of tobacco use on Mecklenburg County. They will explore the inequities around who is still using tobacco and look at evidence-based strategies to empower tobacco-free living. Reducing tobacco use is essential to ensure a thriving workforce and a healthy community. Speakers:
For more information, contact Health Policy Coordinator Kim Bayha at 980-314-9064 or Kimberly.Bayha@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Criminal Justice Services Participates in Pretrial Services Training
Last week, the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) provided training to Criminal Justice Services’ Pretrial Services Division at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
NAPSA consultants delivered an overview of pretrial evidence-base practice standards, including the essential elements of an effective pretrial agency, risk assessments, conducting defendant interviews, supervision, and outcome and performance measures.
The NAPSA team also utilized pretrial justice broadcasts and publications produced by the National Institute of Corrections.
NAPSA has provided similar opportunities to other pretrial service agencies across the country, including Cook County (Chicago), Illinois.
For more information, contact Criminal Justice Services Director Sonya Harper at 980-314-1701 or Sonya.Harper@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.