News & Announcements
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, along with the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC), today released two publications explaining what state and local governments can do to improve outcomes for youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. Along with the release of the publications, the CSG Justice Center announced plans to partner with the Kansas Department of Corrections, along with juvenile justice agencies in four other states, to implement recommendations detailed in the documents unveiled today.
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.