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Media advisory: Adult Residential Center clients to graduate from pilot culinary program

Who:    Six clients at the Johnson County Department of Corrections Adult Residential Center will graduate from a pilot culinary cornerstones program on Monday.

What:   Department of Corrections partnered with Kansas City-based Episcopal Community Services to develop a 15-week culinary skills course for Adult Residential Center clients. The vocational training program provides basic skills for careers in the food service industry.  

Where: Adult Residential Center, 141 Mission Parkway, New Century, Kansas

When: 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19

Why:    Research suggests vocational training and life skills development decrease recidivism rates in corrections populations. County officials and program graduates will be available to media for interviews and b-roll opportunities. Sample video can be found online.