Sedgwick County ends youth group home program for juvenile offenders

Sedgwick County will discontinue a group home program for young male offenders next month.

The Sedgwick County Youth Program is a residential re-entry group home program for male juvenile offenders ages 16-and-a-half to 22 years old. The primary goal is to supervise those offenders in an independent living setting. County Corrections Director Glenda Martens said Wednesday the state is no longer renewing licenses and programs that don’t meet eligibility standards in Senate Bill 367, a juvenile justice reform law that passed the Kansas Legislature last year with bipartisan support.

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