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Pay It Forward Recipient: Judy Reusser

WICHITA, KAN. – Congratulations to this week’s DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers Pay It Forward recipient, Judy Reusser.1

Judy was nominated for her work with NexStep Unlocked, a program that helps Kansans coming out of the criminal justice system to find success.

This program utilizes NexStep Alliance, a partnership of Goodwill Industries of Kansas and WSU Tech, an accredited adult education program allowing qualified participants the opportunity to study a technical career and earn their high school diploma upon completion. With guidance, they will move into an in-demand career to support their goals and family.

You can see more about Judy’s story in the video here.

1Source: Fox Kansas

About Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Goodwill Industries of Kansas provides opportunities for people with disabilities and barriers to employment seeking independent and productive lives. Hundreds of people with disabilities receive case management services and develop life and job skills through employment at Goodwill’s home office and in the community. Whether it be recycling donated items or preparing insulation for local aviation manufacturers, Goodwill clients and employees have found success and become more independent through work in our contracts division.

In addition, adults work toward their GED and other certificate programs through NexStep Alliance, a partnership between Goodwill and WSU Tech. More than 1,400 individuals receive services through Goodwill each year. These programs are supported by 18 retail stores in Kansas along with an online division at For more information about Goodwill, visit

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