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by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jan 04, 2017 03:26 PM
25 Receive High School Diplomas at KJCC

25 Receive High School Diplomas at KJCC

by KDOC News last modified Jan 19, 2017 04:28 PM

The largest group to ever participate in a high school graduation within a Kansas correctional facility received diplomas Friday at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC) in Topeka.

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Barton Celebrates Inmate Success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Barton Celebrates Inmate Success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

by Barton Community College last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:01 PM

Barton Community College honored 130 inmates at Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) Tuesday during ECF's 12th annual Learning Celebration.

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KJCC Deputy Superintendent Joins Board of Directors for Performance-based Standards

KJCC Deputy Superintendent Joins Board of Directors for Performance-based Standards

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:01 PM

Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC) Deputy Superintendent Megan Milner recently was named to the board of directors for the Performance-based Standards (PbS) Learning Institute, an initiative of the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators that provides national standards for juvenile justice agencies, facilities and residential care providers.

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National Expert Returns to the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex

National Expert Returns to the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex

by adamp last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:01 PM

Two years after his initial visit, Dr. Barry Glick and Aggression Replacement Training (ART) have returned to the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex.

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KDOC Deputy Secretary Terri Williams Elected to Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators

KDOC Deputy Secretary Terri Williams Elected to Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators

by Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:01 PM

The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) elected Kansas Department of Corrections' Deputy Secretary of Juvenile Services Terri Williams as secretary/clerk during its annual summer meeting in Boston, August 5-7.

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Persistence and Dedication Pay Off for KJCC Graduate

Persistence and Dedication Pay Off for KJCC Graduate

by adamp last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:01 PM

Blake, whose real name is being withheld for privacy issues, arrived at Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC) without a high school diploma or GED. On Friday, June 17, that changed as Blake and his 16 classmates, dressed in caps and gowns, received their diplomas from KJCC's Lawrence Gardner High School (LGHS) in front of friends and family.

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Seven LCMHF Offenders Pass GED through Barton; Dozens Earn Industry Certifications

Seven LCMHF Offenders Pass GED through Barton; Dozens Earn Industry Certifications

by Barton Community College last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:01 PM

Barton Community College graduation spotlights inmate who dropped out of school at 11 years old.

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A Diploma Creates Hope for Juvenile Correctional Youth Resident

A Diploma Creates Hope for Juvenile Correctional Youth Resident

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:01 PM

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.

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LCF Revives Graduation Ceremony

LCF Revives Graduation Ceremony

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:01 PM

Pomp and circumstance returned to Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) Thursday with the graduation of 55 inmates earning their GED and industry-recognized certificates.

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KDOC's Staff Development Makes an Impression Across the State

KDOC's Staff Development Makes an Impression Across the State

by adamp last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:01 PM

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.

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Reentry Services Making a Difference in Kansas

Reentry Services Making a Difference in Kansas

by adamp last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:01 PM

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.

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Reentry Services Making its Mark in Juvenile Services

Reentry Services Making its Mark in Juvenile Services

by adamp last modified Apr 10, 2018 09:34 AM

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.

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Women's Correctional Facility to Host Annual Plant Sale

Women's Correctional Facility to Host Annual Plant Sale

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Apr 27, 2018 11:42 AM

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.

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Research Institute Highlights KDOC Programming in Reducing Recidivism

Research Institute Highlights KDOC Programming in Reducing Recidivism

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:01 PM

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.

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Don Langford Named Warden of Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility

Don Langford Named Warden of Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility

by adamp last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:02 PM

Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood announced today that Don Langford has been named warden of the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility (LCMHF).

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KDOC's Batterer Intervention Program: Taking a Stand, Making a Difference

KDOC's Batterer Intervention Program: Taking a Stand, Making a Difference

by KDOC News last modified Jan 19, 2017 04:29 PM

Every year across the nation, October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) joins this effort to take a stand against domestic violence.

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