SFS Architecture

Public Safety

Leavenworth City/County Justice Center

Leavenworth, KS

Justice center relieves overcrowding, houses all city/county justice-related agencies

Challenge

Design a new justice center facility to provide a spacious, efficient environment consolidating all city and county justice-related functions.

Process

Our team collaborated with representatives of all the justice and law enforcement agencies to be housed in the new facility to identify and meet each entity’s needs in terms of space, functionality and environment.

Solution

The new 165,000 SF justice center houses the Leavenworth City Police Department, Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department, detention housing, municipal court, district court, court services and court agencies. Detention housing provides 155 beds in seven classification areas. District court includes five jury courtrooms (one shared by municipal court) and expansion provisions for three additional courtrooms. Court support facilities include city/county probation, community corrections and public defender’s office. Court-related agencies include county attorney, victim-witness assistance, special projects division and child support division offices. Administrative offices for the agencies include private offices, open office space and conference and training areas.

Awards & Publications

2001
Published, Justice Facilities Review, Architecture for Justice American Institute of Architects