Wendy Leiker

Former Larned Juvenile Superintendent Wendy Leiker has been appointed as the superintendent of the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC). Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Secretary Joe Norwood recently announced Leiker’s appointment to KJCC, a medium- and maximum-security facility for male and female juveniles located in Topeka. Leiker will assume her role as superintendent effective Sept. 24. Leiker is returning to KDOC in the same role she had held at the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) until its closure in March 2017. Leiker began her corrections career at LJCF as a juvenile corrections officer in 2003. She would go on to serve as a disciplinary hearing officer, captain and then deputy superintendent in 2009. Leiker took the helm of LJCF in 2013. Leiker will be leaving her role as the assistant superintendent and chief operating officer at the Larned State Hospital to rejoin the KDOC.