News & Announcements
Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) staff Mary Ann Haynes, John Stiers and Rebecca Shottenkirk-Lawson will be among those recognized at Governor Brownback's Quarterly Employee Recognition Ceremony in Topeka on May 25.
As a former high school student in Abilene, 18-year-old Dylan, whose real name is being withheld for privacy issues, had never considered graduating a goal or even relevant. But Thursday, earning a diploma had new meaning for the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) resident whose expected release is in 2018.
Pomp and circumstance returned to Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) Thursday with the graduation of 55 inmates earning their GED and industry-recognized certificates.
Whether you work at a Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) correctional facility or a regional field office, odds are that some of your first days on the job are spent with the KDOC's Staff Development Team.
Governor Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation declaring May 1-7, 2016 as Kansas Correctional Officer's and Employee’s Week.
Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF) will hold its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, May 9, through Saturday, May 14, on the grounds of the correctional facility located at 815 S.E. Rice Rd., Topeka. Proceeds from the sale benefit TCF inmate self-help groups such as Pooches and Pals, the Running Free Running Club, the African American Culture Group and Reaching Out From Within.
In contrast to adult corrections, 100 percent of juvenile offenders in Kansas will be returning home, making reentry services a critical component of the juvenile correctional facilities. With reentry services, the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) is able to address domains that directly affect recidivism.
In Kansas, 97 percent of inmates will be released from prison at some point, returning to their local communities. In an effort to prepare offenders for return, inmates are provided programming that addresses substance misuse, sex offending, job readiness, parenting/family, criminal/anti-social thinking, GED readiness, vocational training, work release and pre-release.
The Spring 2016 Newsletter for the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute features Kansas' evidence-based approach to recidivism reduction in an article by interim Corrections Secretary Johnnie Goddard.