Here's how one city's plan to pay panhandlers for work is doing a year later.

Giving panhandlers a day's work is proving to be a win-win situation.

In May 2015, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry decided to help panhandlers looking for an honest day's work earn a little money.

Upworthy reported on the There's a Better Way program a few months after it launched, but the results now — after just 14 months — are truly astounding.

The program was created after Berry noticed panhandlers around the city were being fined, which clearly wasn't helping them or the city because they couldn't pay their fines. Instead of financially penalizing them, the There's A Better Way program has vans that drive around the city looking for panhandlers and offering them a day's work helping to beautify the community.

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Kansas has a major juvenile justice problem on its hands.

With more than 200 centers housing troubled youth across the state, Kansas has an abnormally high rate of young repeat offenders and a high rate of courts removing kids from their homes to stay in such facilities, KMBC 9 News reported. Those two facts could have something to do with one another (which actually makes a lot of sense).

That's why Senate Bill 367 — heralded as "the state’s premier piece of legislation in 2016" — is actually a big deal.

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