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by Nancy Burghart — last modified May 31, 2023 11:22 AM

Located on approximately 60 acres in northwest Topeka, the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC) is a medium- and maximum-security facility for male and female juveniles.

Residents are normally adjudicated of offenses that would be considered a felony if committed by an adult and are traditionally the state’s most violent juvenile offenders. Placement is determined by a matrix, which was implemented on July 1, 1999. The matrix was designed to place serious and violent offenders in a juvenile correctional facility and nonviolent offenders in community-based programs.

KJCC also houses the reception and diagnostic unit (RDU) where all male and female offenders enter the juvenile correctional facility system. A 21-day assessment is undertaken operates a 60-bed to determine an appropriate treatment program.

The KJCC facility is divided into an east campus for male residents and a west campus for female residents. The complex is composed of five areas: the diagnostic/classification area, maximum and medium-security housing for male residents, secure female housing in the stand-alone Q/R/S/T building on the east campus, central programs areas and administrative/support areas. All areas are located within a secure perimeter fence, with the exception of administration and some general service areas. The facility is currently funded to operate 235 beds.

Overview | Youth Handbook (Manual Para La Juventud) | Parent Handbook (Manual Para Los Padres) | Juvenile Offender Telephone Information 

Education Services | Other Programs | Medical & Behavioral Health Services | History | Superintendent | Juvenile Correctional Facility Population Data


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