Kansas county to offer skills program for juvenile offenders
January 28, 2018
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A county corrections department in northeast Kansas plans to offer a skills program for juvenile offenders to help them find employment upon release.
Shawnee County Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to approve a contract between the corrections department and the Topeka Youth Project, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported . The contract permits the department to pay the nonprofit $5,000 to administer the work-life skills program this year.
Corrections Director Brian Cole said the program will be financed through the department's wellness account, at no cost to tax...