juvenile http://kmuw.org en Behind 'Juvenile In Justice': A Discussion With Photographer Richard Ross http://kmuw.org/post/behind-juvenile-justice-discussion-photographer-richard-ross <p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 30825 at http://kmuw.org Behind 'Juvenile In Justice': A Discussion With Photographer Richard Ross Study Finds Racial Disparities Persist In Kansas Juvenile Justice System http://kmuw.org/post/study-finds-racial-disparities-persist-kansas-juvenile-justice-system <p>The preliminary results of a statewide assessment on the overrepresentation of minority youth in Kansas’ juvenile justice system will be presented at a community forum next week.</p><p>The forum is an event to solicit community input and present research findings from a study commissioned by the state of Kansas on disproportionate minority contact- or DMC.</p><p>DMC occurs when minority youth come into contact with the juvenile justice system at a higher rate than their white counterparts.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:06:46 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 10746 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 01.04.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-010413 <p><em>&nbsp;Largest wind farm in Kansas now operational; Study finds racial disparities persist in state juvenile system; Senator Roberts no longer on ag panel; Lesser prairie chicken listed as threatened by federal agency.</em></p><p><strong>States Largest Wind Farm Now Operational</strong></p><p>The largest wind farm ever built in Kansas is now fully operational.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 11:25:59 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 10748 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 01.04.13 Cameras At Juvenile Correctional Complex Aided Audit Investigation http://kmuw.org/post/cameras-juvenile-correctional-complex-aided-audit-investigation <p>A recent audit uncovered mismanagement and safety problems at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex in Topeka.&nbsp;</p><p>The Legislative Division of Post Audit compiled the report on the facility, which houses around 250 juveniles.</p><p>Auditor Scott Frank says this report was unique, because cameras at the facility aided the investigation.</p><p>He says the cameras allowed them to confirm assaults or other issues, and it can sometimes be difficult to confirm claims made during an audit investigation.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:32:35 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 2618 at http://kmuw.org