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Youth Violence Program Comes To KCK, And KCMO Court Gets National Recognition

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Luke X. Martin
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KCUR 89.3
Megan Sartin, an offender accountability coordinator, works with the Kansas City Municipal Court's domestic violence court. The court recently landed some national recognition.

Today, a look at how a new initiative is gearing up to combat youth violence in Kansas City, Kansas. Then, we get some insight into the Kansas City Municipal Domestic Violence Court. The U.S. Department of Justice's  STOP Violence Against Women initiative recently awarded the court "mentor" status — the first municipal court to earn such a distinction. Its judge and coordinator talk with guest host Danie Alexander about the role the court plays in rehabilitating offenders.

Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.