The Kansas Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee recently released their first Annual Report. You can see it at this link.
See additional Oversight Committee information at this link.
See the archived Juvenile Justice Webline Newsletters at this link.
Revised Kansas Juvenile Justice Code Statutes with 2017 Amendments Available (Originally Posted 10/11/17; Updated 12/3/17)
Jeff Cowger, KDOC, compiled all of the changes and additions from SB367 and SB42 into the Revised Kansas Juvenile Justice Code. This is an excellent up-to-date pdf reference document to all the Juvenile Justice Code Statutes including the 2017 amendments. You can find the whole document at this link:
NOTE: This only includes the Juvenile Justice Code, not the Code for Care of Children statutes. I am not aware of a single published document with only the Code for Care of Children, but they are available with the 2017 revisions added at:
The 2017 Statutes are now available on the website of the Kansas Revisor at the following link:
The Juvenile Justice Code statutes are located at the following link (Click on Article 23):
The Code for Care of Children statutes are located at the following link (Click on Article 22):
The following topics have been discussed as possible legislation relating to Juvenile Justice Reform during the 2018 session:
NOTE: I have not seen any written proposals for the above, but this is what has been discussed and I believe to have been approved by the Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice to pursue in the 2018 session. Other legislation could still be forthcoming from other interested parties, individual legislators, or by committee.
The October edition of the Kansas DOC Juvenile Justice Update is available at this link.
The September edition of the Kansas DOC Juvenile Justice Update is available at this link.
The 2017 Kansas Legislature passed SB42 which contained revisions to the Juvenile Justice Reform passed last year. See the details in this report on SB42.
Other legislative reports, including a summary of all juvenile related bills and a summary of SB40 amending human trafficking related amendments, are available on my 2017 Session Page.
The following e-mail was received from Kansas DOC:
From: Randall Bowman [KDOC] [mailto:Randall.Bowman@ks.gov]
Sent: Friday, June 2, 2017 7:44 AM
Subject: Reinvestment Funding
The Kansas Department of Corrections announces today two new grant opportunities to further expand Community Based Services for juvenile offenders and their families across Kansas. Using reinvestment funds now available because of the legislative reforms passed during 2016 in Senate Bill 367, these grants are an additional reinvestment in Community Based Services enhancing those services implemented under statewide contracts this past year. The grants will provide access for greater numbers of youth, and opportunities for community collaboration around the specific needs of the youth and families served by individual or cooperating groups of counties.
Boards of County Commissioners will be eligible to apply for Reinvestment Grants to advance proposals identified as part of SB367 by the Juvenile Corrections Advisory Boards. Each individual or group of cooperating counties currently delivering juvenile justice services in Kansas will be eligible to apply for funding.
Concurrently, the Department will make available for competitive grant proposals, up to four individual awards to applicant Boards of County Commissioners. These funds will support regional or inter-branch collaborations to deliver services that absent this approach may be difficult to deliver efficiently and effectively.
Five million dollars will be available for these purposes. Application materials are targeted for release later this summer, with awards in October of 2017.
Kansas Department of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Services
714 S.W. Jackson, Suite 300
Topeka, Ks 66603
The following e-mail was received from Kansas DOC:
From: Randall Bowman [KDOC]
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:42 AM
Subject: SB367 Implementation
Good morning to all,
In recent weeks some additional milestones in the process of implementing the juvenile justice reform enacted last year in SB367 have been reached. These reflect the continued efforts of many individuals who have served upon workgroups and committees representing juvenile intake, prosecutors, court services, juvenile community corrections, and detention, as well as the efforts of technical assistance providers with the Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) and the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), and key staff of the Office of Judicial Administration (OJA) and KDOC Juvenile Services (KDOC-JS). I thank them all for their many efforts on these important initiatives.
In addition, work by our colleagues in the Law Enforcement and Education systems has also reached an important milestone. Thanks to those of you who worked on those efforts and congratulations! For those who are not yet aware, I attached a copy of the announcement from yesterday for your information.
Finally there are a couple of items that are currently receiving considerable effort within KDOC-JS. First we continue to anticipate the Kansas Legislature will take final action on SB42 which contains important technical changes to SB367. This will require additional revisions to IIP and other standards this summer. We also are prepared to review FY18 Grants from the Boards of County Commissioners which are due the end of this week. That review process will give us the most current picture of the evidence based programs and practices implemented in Kansas, and be informative as to additional needed reinvestments in fiscal year 2018 and beyond.
There are many additional things happening across Kansas, I hope these highlights are informative and helpful.
The House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee placed the 2017 Juvenile Justice Reform amendments into House Substitute for SB42. That bill passed the House 118-3 and was placed into conference committee. The conference committee agreed to the House provisions with several amendments and additions. The full amended bill will not be in print until it is approved and sent to the Governor. However, you can see the base bill at this link and the amendments made by the conference committee at this link. The conference committee amendments are small with the amendments in section 12 only affecting DOC. The only other amendment is adding a provision for sentencing of juvenile absconders without going through the quick dip sentencing first.
You can see the full bill explainer at this link. This brief breaks out each of the topics of the amendments.
DOC Juv Services
DOC: Graduated Response
Juvenile Justice Webline
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