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.
Mitigating Juvenile Exposure to the Criminal Justice System:
Training for Senate Bill 367
The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC), in partnership with the Kansas Attorney General and the Kansas State Board of Education, is pleased to announce a course of training titled, Mitigating Juvenile Exposure to the Criminal Justice System: Training for Senate Bill 367. This course fulfills the training requirements established in this bill by the 2016 Kansas Legislature for law enforcement officers primarily assigned to a school and school superintendents or their designees.
During this 8-hour training course, attendees will learn about adolescent development; risk and needs assessments; mental health; diversity; youth crisis intervention; substance abuse prevention; trauma-informed responses; and other evidence-based practices in school policing to mitigate student juvenile justice exposure. The requirements set forth in the SB 367 for school police and administrators are part of a larger juvenile justice reform effort by the Kansas Legislature. Officers whose primary assignment is at a school are required to complete the training no later than June 30, 2018.
This course is being offered 11 times through the month of July at various locations across the state. Class time each day is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sessions and Locations listed below:
See Brochure at this link.
Includes training locations and dates.
RESERVE YOUR SEAT
SB 367 and Juvenile Justice Reform in Kansas: A Whole New World
This is an excellent article from the February 2017 edition of The Journal of the Kansas Bar Association on the Juvenile Justice Reform passed last year.
Hearing Held to Receive Proposals for Modifying the Juvenile Justice Reform Bill Passed Last Year (2016 SB367)
The House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee held a hearing on 2/8/17 to receive proposals to modify 2016 SB367, the Juvenile Justice Reform bill. The hearing was actually on HB2264 which proposes to amend the new law to allow a juvenile adjudicated for a crime in which a firearm was used to be placed in state juvenile detention. But the committee chair opened it up for all proposals to amend the law passed last year.
Proposed Amendments (17 were presented, revisor noted more are coming.)
An update from Kansas DOC on Juvenile Justice Reform Implementation is available at this link.
The Kansas Administrative Regulations required to be implements by the Attorney General prior to January 1, 2017, on the training requirements for officers primarily assigned to schools are now in effect. The training will be initiated on or before July 1, 2017, and must be completed by July 1, 2018.
See KAR 16-16-1 through 16-16-3 at this link.
DOC Juv Services
DOC: Graduated Response
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