NewsLocal News / November 24, 2020

Assessment And Intervention Center Set To Open On Community Justice Campus

Image from the City of Indianapolis.

Image from the City of Indianapolis.

The first building in the city’s Community Justice Campus will open Dec. 1. The new Assessment and Intervention Center, or AIC, is part of the planned $570 million campus.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett first announced the need for updated criminal justice facilities and policies in 2016. Then, the Marion County jail was overflowing, the opioid epidemic was at its height, and a third of inmates struggled with mental health or addiction issues.

The center will work to divert people from jail by providing services including withdrawal management and connections to resources like housing. The AIC will serve as a safe, temporary place for people who may be in mental health or substance abuse crisis.

The rest of the Criminal Justice Campus on the city’s southeast side will include courthouses, an adult detention center and county sheriffs offices. It’s slated to open fully in 2022.

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