The main hall leading to the residential, classroom and meeting areas features an open, inviting atmosphere.<252><137>The main hall leading to the residential, classroom and meeting areas features a round desk during a tour of the new Youth Residential Center by the Johnson County Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board at the Youth and Family Services Center, 920 Spruce, on Friday, January 9, 2015, near Olathe, Kansas. The county opened the youth and family services center in 2011 with 33 beds for county detention but the population has been decreasing. So they decided to convert the center into less of a detention center and more of a shelter to help these kids learn how to manage their lives. It will house juvenile offenders under the state corrections supervision. In the past these kids were sent to Junction City, but the county hopes this will be better because they'll get to stay in the community and their parents can better participate in programs as well.<137><137><252><137>
The main hall leading to the residential, classroom and meeting areas features an open, inviting atmosphere.<252><137>The main hall leading to the residential, classroom and meeting areas features a round desk during a tour of the new Youth Residential Center by the Johnson County Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board at the Youth and Family Services Center, 920 Spruce, on Friday, January 9, 2015, near Olathe, Kansas. The county opened the youth and family services center in 2011 with 33 beds for county detention but the population has been decreasing. So they decided to convert the center into less of a detention center and more of a shelter to help these kids learn how to manage their lives. It will house juvenile offenders under the state corrections supervision. In the past these kids were sent to Junction City, but the county hopes this will be better because they'll get to stay in the community and their parents can better participate in programs as well.<137><137><252><137> SHANE KEYSER Kansas City Star
The main hall leading to the residential, classroom and meeting areas features an open, inviting atmosphere.<252><137>The main hall leading to the residential, classroom and meeting areas features a round desk during a tour of the new Youth Residential Center by the Johnson County Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board at the Youth and Family Services Center, 920 Spruce, on Friday, January 9, 2015, near Olathe, Kansas. The county opened the youth and family services center in 2011 with 33 beds for county detention but the population has been decreasing. So they decided to convert the center into less of a detention center and more of a shelter to help these kids learn how to manage their lives. It will house juvenile offenders under the state corrections supervision. In the past these kids were sent to Junction City, but the county hopes this will be better because they'll get to stay in the community and their parents can better participate in programs as well.<137><137><252><137> SHANE KEYSER Kansas City Star

A new approach to dealing with young offenders

January 31, 2015 6:14 PM