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Session seeks public input on Community Justice Campus plans

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A committee of the City-County Council on Tuesday will host a meeting to get public reaction to plans for the Community Justice Campus and its Assessment & Intervention Center. 

Joseph Simpson, chairman of the council’s administration and finance committee, said the session will presentations from members of Mayor Joe Hogsett’s administration on ongoing planning and construction at the site. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 260 of the City-County Building. 

The city broke ground on the Community Justice Campus in July on the 400 acres in the Twin Aire neighborhood. It’s the site of the former Citizens Energy Coke Plant. That’s generally between East Pleasant Run Parkway to the north and Prospect Street to the south. 

The city said the completed campus also will include a 3,000-bed jail, the courthouse and a sheriff’s office. The Assessment and Intervention Center will be designed to divert people from jail and furnish them with mental health services. Other programs in the facility will be designed to keep people from re-entering jail.

The financial and construction plan for the project was estimated earlier this year from $565 million to $575 million.

The campus is expected to open in 2021, but the transition and getting people moved in could continue into 2022.

A website for the project is at It includes a “Finance Dashboard” detailing the city’s spending on the campus and information on outreach events.