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KDOC Tabs Leiker as Head of Larned Juvenile Facility

by Todd Fertig last modified Oct 07, 2013 02:52 PM
After serving as Acting Superintendent of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) for the past six months, Wendy Leiker has been selected to fill that role permanently, the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) announced on September 19.
KDOC Tabs Leiker as Head of Larned Juvenile Facility

Wendy Leiker

Leiker has been employed at LJCF since 2003, and will now oversee the facility that houses up to 129 medium-custody male juveniles.

“We held a thorough selection process to ensure we filled the position with the best possible candidate,” said KDOC Deputy Secretary Terri Williams, “all the while Wendy was directing the day-to-day operations of the facility. She has done an outstanding job leading the dedicated staff at LJCF over the last several months and I am confident she will continue the good work done there.”

Leiker was hired as a Juvenile Corrections Officer I in February of 2003 and served in many capacities at LJCF over the past decade. She rose through the ranks, serving as a Juvenile Corrections Officer II, the facility Disciplinary Hearing Officer, Captain and was appointed as the Deputy Superintendent in 2009. 

Leiker earned an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Hutchinson Community College, a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Washburn University and has done graduate work at Fort Hays State University, where she has also worked as an adjunct faculty member.

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