In a meeting with Journal-World staff, the leaders of Kansas' Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services described the particular reasons for the closure of the Lawrence office. They also said that they would be transparent in the process and have and would continue to provide regular updates to staff.
Kansas SRS says the majority of its savings in closing the Lawrence office will come from no longer paying its lease. Utilities are another major area of savings. SRS projects spending about $15,000 in additional travel expenses because of the closure.