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IndyBar: Community Justice Center Nomad Training at IndyBarHQ

The Indianapolis Bar Association and Nomad AV Systems will host training sessions at IndyBarHQ (140 N. Illinois St.) on Thursday, May 19, and Friday, May 20, for attorney members of the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Marion County Bar Association, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Indiana and support staff.

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Assessment and Intervention Center takes on broad mandate

When Indianapolis’ Assessment and Intervention Center opened in December 2020, it did so in the middle of the construction site that has become the Community Justice Campus, during what was then the deadliest and most infectious month of the pandemic. Since then, the AIC, originally intended to divert low-level, nonviolent offenders from Marion County’s criminal justice apparatus, has conducted more than 1,700 assessments for Indianapolis residents struggling with mental health or substance abuse disorders.

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IndyBar: Attorney Access Card Expiration Date Extended

City-County Building attorney access cards with an expiration date of Dec. 21, 2021, will be accepted into the new year as the transition to the new Community Justice Center begins. New cards will be issued in 2022 for the Community Justice Center. Information regarding the application process for new cards will be shared as soon as it is available.

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Prosecutor hesitant but other agencies see benefit in relocating to new Marion County Community Justice Campus

Detailed plans that carefully choreograph the movement of each box and piece of furniture are being set into motion as the Marion County courts and jails begin the process of relocating from downtown Indianapolis to the new Community Justice Campus on the east side of the city. The move-in dates are now just months away for the $567 million justice campus campus that broke ground in 2018.

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Community Justice Campus nears completion

Marion County’s ambitious plan to put the various pieces of the local justice system onto a single campus is on schedule to be completed at the end of 2021. The Indianapolis-Marion County Community Justice Center, located just southeast of downtown in the Twin Aire neighborhood, will be home to the county jail, the sheriff’s office and the county courthouse. Earlier this year, the Assessment and Intervention Center opened and is treating individuals with mental health and addiction issues.

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Justice center move will bring changes to 2 neighborhoods

The $572 million Criminal Justice Center won’t open until 2022, at which time scores of city and county employees—working for the courts, public defender, prosecutor, sheriff and other agencies—will move from downtown’s Market East Cultural District 2 ½ miles east to the Twin Aire neighborhood. But city officials and businesses are already thinking about how both neighborhoods will be changed by the shift.

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