WMU News

Justice facilities forum seeks University input

May 3, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Members of the Western Michigan University community will have an opportunity to get information on proposed new justice facilities for Kalamazoo County and provide feedback to local officials during an event set for Monday, May 13, at the Fetzer Center.

A special open house will take place at 4 p.m. in Room 1060 of the Fetzer Center. Members of the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners will be hosts of the event that will focus on a report and recommendation recently made to commissioners by a Citizens Advisory Board and its consultants. The recommendation calls for the county to build a new jail, courtrooms and juvenile hall. The facility consultant and staff will be present at the WMU event to answer questions.

The open house is one of nine scheduled for teams to meet with residents across the county to discuss the issues and recommendation. County commissioners want to know what the public thinks before they decide how to put the proposal before voters in August.

WMU's Criminal Justice Program in the Department of Sociology is sponsoring the campus event. Students and staff from that program are expected to attend. Other members of the University and the general public are encouraged to attend.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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