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Funding approved for Dallas County’s five New Directions for Public Safety & Positive Community Change Initiatives

Today, the Dallas County Commissioners Court unanimously approved of County Administrator Darryl Martin’s request for $5 million in funding to support Dallas County’s proposed New Directions for Public Safety & Positive Community Change Initiatives: 1. Complete the Deflection Center at Homeward Bound ($1 million). Modeled after the Ed Emmett Center in Harris County, this is a proposed partnership with the North Texas Behavioral

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Dallas County Hosts Groundbreaking ceremony For new Oak Cliff Government Center

Dallas County hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction on its new Oak Cliff Government Center. For safety reasons in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dallas County live streamed the ceremony via Microsoft Teams so that all Dallas County officials, employees, constituents and project team members invited to the postponed March groundbreaking ceremony could participate. A small

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Dallas County establishes Working Group on New Directions for Public Safety & Positive Community Change

On May 30, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins requested a meeting with local faith leaders, representatives from a variety of community organizations, Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax and others to discuss what could be done in Dallas County to address citizens’ heightened concerns about police brutality and equality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Following

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Dallas County Launches Racial Equity Task Force

On June 16, the Dallas County Commissioners Court formally declared racism a public health crisis in Dallas County and passed a corresponding court order, Court Order 2020-0583. The order outlines 10 resolutions demonstrating the Commissioners Court’s commitment to ensuring issues of racism and public health disparities due to racial inequities are addressed and resolved in Dallas County.  Specifically, the order’s tenth resolution sparked

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Dallas County breaks ground on new Oak Cliff Government Center

Last week, Dallas County broke ground on its new Oak Cliff Government Center, a $27.6-million-dollar project scheduled for completion in July 2021. The government center will house the Dallas County Justice of the Peace, Truancy, Constable and Tax departments. The project will also include the construction of a three-story parking garage with 240 parking spaces. Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba

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