On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, the Lucas County Commissioners will hold a press conference at One Government Center to announce the results of their John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge grant application and detail the Lucas County’s plan to reduce the local jail population.
The grant to be announced is a part of the Safety and Justice Challenge, a national initiative supported by the Foundation with an initial $75 million to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. The Challenge is establishing a network of jurisdictions to model and inspire effective local criminal justice reforms across the country. Last May, Lucas County was one of the 20 jurisdictions chosen by the Foundation for initial grants and expert counsel to develop plans for reform after a highly competitive selection process that drew applications from nearly 200 jurisdictions in 45 states and territories.
WHO:• Lucas County Commissioner Carol Contrada• Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp• Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak• Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge Gene Zmuda• Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson
WHEN: April 13, 2016 10:30am
WHERE: One Government Center, First Floor Conference Room