Sustainable Facility Focuses on Improving Futures for Offenders

By Torrey Sims
Johnson County Youth and Family Services Center in Olathe has recently been awarded LEED Platinum certification. After review of LEED awards to date, the facility seems to be the first juvenile detention center in the nation and possibly even the world to be certified LEED Platinum, according to Treanor Architects P.A., project architects for the facility.

U.K. Company Helps Young Offenders

WARRINGTON, United Kingdom — British manufacturer Rixonway Kitchens has donated kitchen units to Thorn Cross Prison in Warrington to teach juvenile offenders new skills in a bid to reduce recidivism rates.

Okla. Juvenile Facility To Be Auctioned

POTEAU, Okla. — After considering various options, the LeFlore County Public Buildings Authority has decided to offer the LeFlore County Juvenile Detention Center building at public auction through sealed bids.

Juvenile Center To Be Built on Reservation

The Colorado River Indian Tribes may break ground on a 15,000-square-foot juvenile detention center as early as spring.

Number of Confined Juveniles Drops 12 Percent Nationwide

The number of juveniles in U.S. custody decreased by 12 percent from 1997 to 2006, according to a study by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.