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State Releases Plans to Improve Juvenile Justice System, Promote Public Safety and Reduce Costs

State Releases Plans to Improve Juvenile Justice System, Promote Public Safety and Reduce Costs

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Dec 10, 2015 05:35 PM

The Kansas Juvenile Justice Workgroup today submitted to state leaders a comprehensive set of data-driven policy recommendations designed to increase public safety, effectively hold juvenile offenders accountable and reduce juvenile justice costs. The Workgroup’s recommendations will be used as the foundation for statutory, budgetary, and administrative changes during the 2016 session of the legislature.

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Barton one of nine in nation awarded large grant to provide inmate education

Barton one of nine in nation awarded large grant to provide inmate education

by Barton Community College last modified Nov 09, 2015 10:04 AM

Barton Community College has been awarded a grant of more than $1 million, paid out over three years, to develop its already robust inmate education programming at Ellsworth Correctional Facility and Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility.

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Graduating HCF inmates stand tall as a deep sense of pride infuses their accomplishment

Graduating HCF inmates stand tall as a deep sense of pride infuses their accomplishment

by Kelton Brooks, The Hutchinson News last modified Oct 27, 2015 02:20 PM

The keynote speaker for the first inmate graduation at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility East Unit in many years, left the graduates with a simple message: Never give up.

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Barton Celebrates Inmate Success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Barton Celebrates Inmate Success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

by Barton Community College last modified Oct 27, 2015 11:26 AM

Passion, spirit and hope were frequently used words employed by numerous speakers to describe inmate learners at the 11th Annual Learning Celebration on Tuesday evening at Ellsworth Correctional Facility.

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Barton Community College and LCMHF Open Vocational Building

Barton Community College and LCMHF Open Vocational Building

by Barton Community College last modified Oct 02, 2015 11:05 AM

Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility (LCMHF) has been home to Xavier Rodriguez for more than two years. Like more than 90 percent of offenders, Rodriguez will eventually be released back into society. Questions then remain, “Is he changed? Can he ‘make it’ without resorting to criminal activity?” According to Justice.gov, he would have a 30 percent chance of landing back in prison within six months. That’s the cycle the Kansas Department of Corrections and Barton Community College are breaking, one student-inmate at a time.

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Winfield Inmates Help Give Rescued Dogs a Second Chance

Winfield Inmates Help Give Rescued Dogs a Second Chance

by Jill Carmody last modified Jul 08, 2015 12:50 PM

Winfield Correctional Facility partners with Cowley County Humane Society (CCHS) to care for dogs in need of a foster home. The following article is re-published with permission from CCHS as it appeared in the CCHS July 2015 newsletter.

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Governor Brownback, Kansas Leaders Announce Formation of Juvenile Justice Workgroup

Governor Brownback, Kansas Leaders Announce Formation of Juvenile Justice Workgroup

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jun 12, 2015 09:17 AM

Governor Sam Brownback, legislative leaders and Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss today announced formation of a bipartisan panel that will examine Kansas’ juvenile justice system and recommend comprehensive reforms aimed at improving public safety and outcomes for youth.

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