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Juvenile officials within the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) are taking steps to train correctional staff in responding to the mental health needs of those in the juvenile system.
The hardest part of high school wasn’t earning a 3.5 grade-point average, securing a stellar ACT score or even graduating early for 17-year-old Alexia. The hardest part was moving 26 times during her high school career as a juvenile offender.
Between the dates of Thursday, June 5, and Saturday, June 7, three incidents involving the battery of staff by an inmate – one on each calendar day – occurred at the Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, Kan.
KDOC examines ways to increase parental and family support to increase the likelihood of a juvenile offender's success upon release.
A paratrooper turned corrections officer and a retired volunteer who helped Wichita Parole Office staff during a former parolee’s standoff with police were among those honored Wednesday during the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Employee and Volunteer of the Year Ceremony.