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April 23, 2021

Study confirms Johnson County Sheriff, Mental Health Center reduce recidivism among people with mental illness

A new study from the University of Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities confirmed that Johnson County’s Brief Jail Mental Health Screening (BJMHS) and mental health outreach program significantly reduces the number of people... more

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April 22, 2021

Celebrate Earth Day with action

Today is Earth Day…the perfect time to highlight the various ways Johnson County and the community are working together to help protect our environment and make it more sustainable. If you are looking for a way to honor Earth Day, we have several... more

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April 21, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Volunteering in Johnson County

On JoCo on the Go, episode #88, if you have a passion for helping others, are a life-long learning and want to make some new friends, this is the episode for you. Find out about the many opportunities to volunteer for Johnson County. You... more

John Lewis Barkley Plaza
April 21, 2021

John Lewis Barkley Plaza dedication set for April 24

On Saturday, April 24, the John Lewis Barkley Plaza, honoring the first superintendent of Johnson County’s park system, will be officially dedicated near the newly... more

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April 16, 2021

Johnson Countians may receive critical funds for housing, utilities

Johnson County families still under financial strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic can stay in their homes, keep current on their utility bills and stay connected. Relief funds are available through the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC)... more

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April 16, 2021

Vaccine distribution for next week in Johnson County

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment reached record vaccination numbers this week, with 3,120 people vaccinated on April 14 at the Lenexa site. This is the most people vaccinated in one day at that location. By the end of Saturday... more

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April 16, 2021

JoCo on the Go: 911..what’s your emergency?

On JoCo on the Go, episode #87, if you or a loved one suffers a medical emergency, do you know what to do? Hear from a Johnson County Emergency Management and Communications expert who will talk about how staff members are helping save... more

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April 16, 2021

Johnson County recognized as a Community for All Ages

On Friday, April 16, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) honored Johnson County for becoming more age friendly.

Johnson County is the first county in the Kansas City region to receive Communities for All Ages (CFAA) recognition.

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Emergency dispatcher in front of three computer screens
April 16, 2021

Telephone CPR impacts cardiac arrest survival in Johnson County

Acknowledging the important role bystanders play in impacting cardiac arrest survival, with guided assistance from telecommunicators, Johnson County Emergency Management and Communications implemented Resuscitation Quality Improvement®... more

69 highway
April 15, 2021

Virtual public meeting - U.S. 69

Do you live, work or travel along U.S. 69? If so, please join the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) and the City of Overland Park to learn more about the U.S. 69 Expansion Project. The public meeting... more