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ARCHIVED: 2014 News Stories

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:30 PM
Program Helps Juvenile Offenders Stay on Track in School

Program Helps Juvenile Offenders Stay on Track in School

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

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.

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Juvenile Services Looks to Improve Rates of Parental Involvement

Juvenile Services Looks to Improve Rates of Parental Involvement

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

KDOC examines ways to increase parental and family support to increase the likelihood of a juvenile offender's success upon release.

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KDOC Honors Employees and Volunteers of the Year

KDOC Honors Employees and Volunteers of the Year

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

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.

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Sen. Greg Smith Thanks KDOC's 2014 Employees and Volunteers of the Year

Sen. Greg Smith Thanks KDOC's 2014 Employees and Volunteers of the Year

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

Kansas Sen. Greg Smith of Olathe addressed the Employee and Volunteer of the Year Nominees Wednesay during the KDOC's annual ceremony held at the Topeka Correctional Facility. The text from his speech follows.

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Donation Helps Parenting Skills Program Reach More Inmates

Donation Helps Parenting Skills Program Reach More Inmates

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

Well-known for his support of prison private industries, Kansas businessman Fred Braun has turned his sights on helping Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) inmates become better parents.

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American Red Cross Honors Mentoring4Success Director

American Red Cross Honors Mentoring4Success Director

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:30 PM

The American Red Cross recently named Gloria Geither, mentoring director for the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC), its 2014 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Community Service Hero for her work matching offenders with mentors in the community.

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Two Larned Juvenile Offenders Among Barton's Spring Graduates

Two Larned Juvenile Offenders Among Barton's Spring Graduates

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:30 PM

A pair of youth residents at Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility were recently featured by Barton Community College for overcoming difficult barriers to achieve educational success.

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Topeka Parole Office Hosts Mentor Appreciation Day

Topeka Parole Office Hosts Mentor Appreciation Day

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:31 PM

The Topeka Parole Office held a Mentor Appreciation Day Friday to recognize Mentoring4Success (M4S) mentors.

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Two Mothers Speak to Raise Awareness during Victims' Rights Week

Two Mothers Speak to Raise Awareness during Victims' Rights Week

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

The pair spoke about the slaying of their sons and their families' struggles that followed during the third annual Voices of Victims' Rally Friday in Topeka. The event marked the close of activities held as part National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

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Ashley Stuewe: The woman on guard

Ashley Stuewe: The woman on guard

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

Ashley Stuewe, a corrections officer at Norton Correctional Facility, was featured in the Norton Telegram's Working Women 2014 series that was published on March 29.

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National Crime Victims' Rights Week - Day 5

National Crime Victims' Rights Week - Day 5

by Kimberly_Marotta last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

The majority of assaults involve the use of hands, fists, and feet or clubs or blunt objects rather than firearms or knives.

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National Crime Victims' Rights Week - Day 3

National Crime Victims' Rights Week - Day 3

by Kimberly_Marotta last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

More than half of America’s children and teens are in some way exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and neighbor­hoods every year, according to a 2009 U.S. Department of Justice study.

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National Crime Victims' Rights Week

National Crime Victims' Rights Week

by Kimberly_Marotta last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

April 6th - 12th is National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

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Wichita State University Photo Exhibit Captures "Juvenile In Justice"

Wichita State University Photo Exhibit Captures "Juvenile In Justice"

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:36 PM

Wichita State University's Ulrich Museum is hosting an exhibit that casts a spotlight on juvenile detention through the images taken by photographer Richard Ross. The exhibit documents the placement and treatment of American juveniles - including those in Kansas - in juvenile detention facilities. The exhibit is on view until April 13.

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Inmates Create Works of Art

Inmates Create Works of Art

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

The Norton Telegram recently published a story about inmates at Norton Correctional Facility who make quilts for those in need. Last year, inmates made 300 quilts that were donated to charity.

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HCF Hosts Public Information Officers Meeting

HCF Hosts Public Information Officers Meeting

by Dirk Moss last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

The Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) hosted communication professionals from across the state Wednesday to discuss how the prison and community emergency services interact and support each other to deliver information to the media and general public.

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Bethel Students Cross Cultures by Going into Prison

Bethel Students Cross Cultures by Going into Prison

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

Students from Bethel College in Newton have collaborated with inmates from Hutchinson Correctional Facility on a theater production based on previously published monologues and dialogues combined with journal entries from the project's participants. The production, first presented at the facility with inmates, will be followed by a student-only version at the college in February.

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OWDS Program Graduates a Class of 14

OWDS Program Graduates a Class of 14

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:37 PM

A recent Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) training program concluded with participants from the Department of Corrections and community organizations taking part.

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KDOC Begins Unifying Mental Health Training for Juvenile Correctional Staff

KDOC Begins Unifying Mental Health Training for Juvenile Correctional Staff

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

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.

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LJCF Summer Programs Give Youth New Experiences

LJCF Summer Programs Give Youth New Experiences

by Kim Teegerstrom last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

This summer, youth residents at the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) have participated in activities designed to help them release typical teenage energies while enjoying the summer break from school.

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Corrections Secretary Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Dares Deputy Secretaries and Wardens

Corrections Secretary Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Dares Deputy Secretaries and Wardens

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:38 PM

Secretary Ray Roberts took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Monday after nominating the Kansas Department of Corrections' (KDOC) deputy secretaries, wardens and superintendents to follow his lead.

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Larned Youth Enjoy a 'Total Blackout' for Halloween

Larned Youth Enjoy a 'Total Blackout' for Halloween

by Kim Teegerstrom last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

A favorite holiday for kids at any age, Halloween is no exception for youth at Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF). For a second year, LJCF's Youth Special Events Committee held a "Total Black Out" event on Halloween eve in the facility's gym.

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Popular Halloween Event Gives Employees' Children Chance to Visit KJCC

Popular Halloween Event Gives Employees' Children Chance to Visit KJCC

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:27 PM

Although trick or treaters aren’t typical figures on the grounds of correctional facilities, each year a growing number of trick or treaters can be found on the grounds of Topeka's juvenile correctional facility.

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Inmates' Good Deeds Benefit Topeka Women and Children

Inmates' Good Deeds Benefit Topeka Women and Children

by admin last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:26 PM

Bag it, bow it, tag it. Bag it, bow it, tag it. That’s what students in the Kansas Correctional Industries’ Dental Lab at the Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF) do roughly 2,000 times each year during the spare minutes that intersperse their regular work of making dentures for patients of the KAMU safety net clinics scattered across Kansas.

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