Groundbreaking held for Indianapolis criminal justice center
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A groundbreaking has taken place for a new criminal justice center in Indianapolis that will include a jail and assessment center to treat people with mental illness and drug addictions.
The Community Justice Campus is being built on a former Citizens Energy site in the city’s Twin Aire neighborhood. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, Marion County Sheriff John Layton, other officials and community leaders took part in Thursday’s event.
Hogsett says in a statement “the seeds of our holistic criminal justice reform have been planted at one location, in one neighborhood.”
The project also includes a courthouse and sheriff’s office. The groundbreaking commemorated the acquisition of 140 acres (57 hectares) of land from Citizens Energy and marked the first phase of development, which includes starting work for the jail and courthouse.