Volunteers of America representatives Todd Richins and Scott Duncan gave their quarterly report to the Johnson County Commissioners at their last meeting, then discussed possible mold mitigation at their current building.
Duncan reported that the organization, which handles juvenile probation and drug court services for the county, has been busy during the last quarter.
They have had 13 total in diversion programs, two on probation and five have been in drug court this quarter.
Richins said they hope to see more use of the program in the near future, and explained further.
The issue, according to discussions at the meeting, is that Judge Shelley A. Cundiff was not fully aware of the VOA's programs offered in Johnson County and therefore was not assigning anyone to drug court, the juvenile probation program or any of the adult services offered in Johnson County.
After meetings with the judge, both the commissioners and VOA staff expect that to change.
Duncan also reported VOA has begun another “True Thought Class” and currently have 8 individuals in the ten-week course.
Finally, discussions got to the current building that is housing VOA. There have been leaks in the roof in certain areas of he old jail building and the commissioners would like someone to look at the area to see if it may need looked at and removed by a professional removal company.
The commissioners' Administrative Assistant Jennifer Jackson will look into the issue for the next meeting.