Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority
Great Seal of the State of Kansas
714 SW Jackson St, Ste 300|
|Parent agency||Kansas Department of Corrections|
|Website||KDOC Juvenile Services Division|
The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) is a state agency of Kansas, headquartered in Suite 300 of 714 S.W. Jackson St. in Topeka. The former agency of the Juvenile Justice Authority (JJA), which began on July 1, 1997, was merged with the Kansas Department of Corrections by Governor Sam Brownback on July 1, 2013 to increase internal efficiencies and provide more secure operations. The KDOC operates the state's juvenile correctional facilities. In 1996, the Kansas Legislature had passed the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, stipulating that only the most chronic, serious, and violent juvenile delinquents are sent to secure juvenile correctional facilities.
The Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC) is located in Topeka. KJCC opened and began to gain population in August 2004. The east division is for males, while the west division is for females. The west division, with capacity for 64 female juveniles, is the former Segregation units for the Boys.
The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF), a 132,000 square feet (12,300 m2) medium security facility, is located in Pawnee County, near Larned. Its residents take on-site classes taught by Westside High School of the Ft. Larned School District (USD #495). In 1971, the 30 bed Adolescent Rehabilitation Unit opened at the Larned State Hospital (LSH). In 1982 the juvenile facility separated from LSH; today it is LCJF.
- "" Kansas Department of Corrections Juvenile Services Division