Cook County, Public Safety Accessibility Consulting 

Cook County, IL

AltusWorks was engaged by STV/Heery, the Program Management Office for the Cook County Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide specialty consulting related to Accessibility. Charged with the assessment of existing conditions, identification of barriers to accessibility, and the development of a detailed scope of work for their removal, AltusWorks visited a variety of housing, detention, healthcare, and judiciary facilities in order to make informed recommendations of how the DOC could improve access for the public, court officials, and detainees within the Cook County Jail, Juvenile Detention Facility, and branch Courthouses.

AltusWorks also provided peer review of Capital Program projects to advise on compliance with applicable accessibility laws, suggest design solutions to meet County objectives, and apply Universal Design Principles to exceed code minimums and provide flexibility for the dynamic and unpredictable changes in detainee and inmate population.