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2012 Citation Recipient by the
Academy of Architecture for Justice of the American Institute of Architects
Johnson County Youth & Family Services Center, Olathe, Kansas
Treanor Architects in association with Huskey & Associates and
mark ryan studio
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Johnson County, Kansas Youth & Family Services Center
First Leed® Platinum Juvenile Facility in Nation
Programmed by Huskey & Associates

Components Include:

  • Family Resource Center for At-Risk Youth, Status Offenders and Delinquents and Their Families
  • Immediate Screen and Assessment
  • 33 Bed Residential Treatment Center
  • Community Conference/Training Center

Goals:

  • Restore youth to family and community
  • Improve cognitive functioning & emotional stability, reduce trauma and support families
  • Convey welcoming, inviting and non-threatening physical environment
  • Minimize trauma in building design
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Trauma-Sensitive Physical Environment

  • Trauma-informed features (abundant natural light, warm furnishings, small housing units, rocking chairs in every room, adjacent courtyard)
  • Abundant views to nature (adjacent courtyards)
  • No perimeter fencing
  • Welcoming appearance with surrounding neighborhood
  • Child-friendly
  • Individual & double occupancy rooms with privacy spaces, desks and rocking chairs
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