• Home is where our stories begin

    Our Town Our Kids works with local Kansas communities to reduce the number of their youth at risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system.

  • Patrick McGinnis, owner of Breathe Coffee House

    This non-profit organization offers civic dialogue, community meals, and Parent Café. Committed citizens of Kansas make all the difference!

  • Graduation night at Virtual Academy in Garden City

    Virtual Academy focuses on helping youth transition back to traditional school and avoid the cycle of further delinquency and recidivism.

  • Mother-daughter bonds

    Mother-daughter bonds remain critical components in lives of girls and young women. A recent report from the American Bar Association makes the case for Girls’ Courts, a nod to the lack of gender-responsive programs for girls in the justice system


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Tiny Stories

Jason's Web

Those of us who interview kids in prison are blessed, and plagued, with their memories.  Jason was one.  At 15, he was incarcerated and had been in the “system” since age five, suggesting residenti Read more.

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Fast Facts

As of 2016, Kansas ranked 5th highest in the nation for out-of-home placements. Read more.

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