|Bob Johnson Youth Shelter|
Lt. Robert W. Johnson
1922 - 1980
"He loved young people enough to become involved in their problems and help them improve their lives."
The Bob Johnson Youth Shelter began operation on August 29, 1983. The shelter was dedicated to the memory of Robert W. Johnson, former Lieutenant of the Hutchinson Police Department's Juvenile Division, who long recognized the need for such a facility.
Youth Shelter Main Entrance
The shelter was created to meet the needs of youth in crisis. It is a non-secure, tempoary residential care facility which has the capabilities of helping as many as 20 youth, males and females, ranging in age from 10 to 18. The shelter serves approximately 700 youth per year with an average lenth of stay of 12 days.