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

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Luke X. Martin
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.

As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.