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The ARC program began in 1985 as a result of the Department of Corrections’ residents transition program back to their communities. The program provides the opportunity for residents to work at various jobs within the community. They receive pay for their work, and if they successfully complete the program, they are encouraged to continue a productive life in the community. The program’s duration varies between 90 and 150 days, at which time residents return to society. Currently, the ARC enjoys an 80% success rate for the residents in the program. HTK was tasked with developing a Long Range Master Plan for the Department of Corrections Adult Residential Program and lead the team through complete architectural design and planning. HTK Worked in Association with KMD Justice and received an AIA Award of Merit – Justice Facilities Review 2006.
The Master Plan for the Johnson County Adult Residential Center includes the new Housing Building No. 4 as well as additional housing units for the future. The prairie style architecture 4-story housing building maintains the previously existing low-scale residential campus environment. The initial project in the Master Plan also includes a campus wide centralized Administration and Programs building. The overall campus concept addresses the need to incorporate four separate campus entrances into a secured perimeter for visitors, staff, residents and house-arrest clients.