County To Vote On Crime Prevention Program Cuts

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Monday, June 6, 2011

A program aimed at keeping at-risk youth out of jail, could be on the chopping block.

Sedgwick county leaders set to vote on eliminating funding for the crime prevention program. The changes would affect Big Brother Big Sisters, the district attorney diversion program, communities in schools, and the mental health association.

A Wichita State University study recommended the cuts.

Grant funding for the program has dwindled over the years. Sedgwick county received $1.2 million from the state in 2009. That figure dropped to $240,000 this year.

County commissioners will vote on the proposed changes Wednesday.

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