Dutchess County Justice Transition Center:Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers





The Dutchess County Justice & Transition Center is a complex project, so it is certain there will be numerous questions about the development process and more.

Here you will find many of the questions asked by legislators and the public throughout the project's development and proposal, with answers provided.

If you have questions about the project, please email countyexec@dutchessny.gov or connect with us on social media through the Dutchess County Justice & Transition Center project page.

  1. Dutchess County Justice & Transition Center Fact Sheet (.pdf) 
  2. The Dutchess County Legislature hosted a special Committee of the Whole meeting for legislators to ask questions and get answers regarding the Dutchess County Justice & Transition Center, including the Environmental Assessment Form (EAF).
  3. The External Advisory Group receives questions from the public about various aspects of the Dutchess County Justice & Transition Center project. The questions and answers received are provided below. This page will be updated as new questions are submitted.

     February 16, 2016—External Advisory Group Meeting (View webcast Part 1, Part 2) September 15, 2015—External Advisory Group Meeting (.pdf)
    June 2, 2015—External Advisory Group Meeting (.pdf)
    May 5, 2015—External Advisory Group Meeting (.pdf)
    March 3, 2015—External Advisory Group Meeting (.pdf)
    January 29, 2015—External Advisory Group Meeting (.pdf)

  4. Other Frequently Asked Questions Received at Town Hall Forums, via email or phone
  • When did the process for developing the DCJTC begin? To see the DCJTC project timeline, click HERE.
  • Will there be a pool or gymnasium included in the proposed Law Enforcement Center? No, there are no plans to include a pool or gymnasium in the design of the Law Enforcement Center.
  • Why is the County planning to construct the Law Enforcement Center before the Justice & Transition Center? In order to build the new Justice & Transition Center, the current Sheriff's Office needs to be demolished to make room for the first phase of construction of the Justice & Transition Center. Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office building was built in the 1920s. It is unsafe, inefficient, and will require extensive maintenance over the next several years if the building is not replaced.  

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