External Advisory Group of the Dutchess County Justice & Transition Center

A Poughkeepsie Journal story today announced that the External Advisory Group of the Dutchess County Justice & Transition Center (jail) will hold a public meeting at the Bardavon on Thursday, January 29 at 6:00 PM. Quoting from the meeting announcement:
The agenda for the January 29th meeting will include updates and presentations on:
  • Installation of temporary housing units, also known as PODS;
  • RicciGreeneAssociates' needs assessments reporting;
  • Special populations programming;
  • Creation of a new Criminal Justice Council committee focused specifically on diverting individuals with mental illness from entering the criminal justice system.
Members of the public are asked to submit questions prior to the meeting so they can be addressed during the meeting.  Those wishing to submit questions should email their inquiries to externaladvisorygroup@dutchessny.gov by Friday, January 23rd.  There will be an additional designated time allotted for the public to offer comments.  The public will be allowed to ask questions at the meeting, but those questions will be addressed after via email,  at future meetings of the External Advisory Group, and/or on the Dutchess County Justice & Transition Center project webpages.

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