To the editor:
I served as county attorney in a rural area for a number of years. In that capacity, I quickly found that one of the most important functions of SRS is to assist law enforcement with emergency situations involving children in need of care. It is therefore important for Douglas County to have a local SRS office, if for no other reason than to assist those children who are in immediate need of care.
In my small jurisdiction, law enforcement worked practically on a daily basis with SRS to assist children in bad situations. I can’t imagine the havoc and hardship this poor decision is going to create. The move to close the Lawrence SRS office smells like politics. Shame on you, Gov. Brownback and cronies.