BUILD hosts Town hall to discuss creation of community court in Austin

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin hosted a town hall meeting Monday to gather community input on the creation of a community court in Austin.

About 40 residents, local leaders, judges and several others discussed the functions of a community court and the logistics of how one could be established in the neighborhood at BUILD Chicago’s offices, 5100 W. Harrison St.

Representatives for 7th District Congressman Danny Davis and Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx attended the meeting in a show of support.

Boykin said he decided to hold the meeting after people throughout the 1st District expressed interest in starting a community court in Austin.


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