The House and Senate have sent Gov. Sam Brownback a bill that would remake juvenile justice by reducing punishments for less serious offenses. Senate Bill 367 would set limits on youth incarceration and probation, direct state officials to come up with a consistent system of consequences for technical parole violations and reduce the use of Read More
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would overhaul the state’s juvenile justice system. The Wichita Eagle reports that the bill was created to shift the juvenile justice system away from incarceration and use some of the cost savings to boost community-based programs that help young offenders. The bill Read More
TOPEKA- In what could be the most significant Kansas public policy reform this year, the House agreed in an initial vote Friday to join the Senate in a major overhaul of the state’s juvenile justice system. Under the reforms, the focus of the juvenile system would shift to community-based educational, vocational and therapy programs for Read More