Detention reform continues

The Kansan
By: Kelly BreckunitchNewton

Juvenile justice is a rapidly changing landscape in Kansas. With the passing of Senate Bill 367 in 2016, an incremental plan was put into effect with the ultimate goal of eliminating the utilization of juvenile detention centers statewide by 2019.

Already this year (as of Jan. 1) changes have been implemented statewide to limit instances of detention, including the development of enhanced pre-court diversion standards, improved detention standards and unified case planning across agencies.

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