Justice System Improvement Program for Benton County

Cogito worked with Benton County on a vision for new justice facilities, including a crisis center, corrections facility, courthouse, and sheriff’s office. In five months, the project conducted 26+ speaking engagements, hosted two virtual public meetings involving hundreds of participants, and built an interested parties list of over 1000. Concerns about project location created challenges for both staff and stakeholders. Identifying the elements of a bond measure is a major goal of this project.