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by cherylca last modified Oct 15, 2020 08:49 AM
JJA Partners provide many levels of support for the youth of Kansas. Some partner groups are appointed by the Governor, others contract with JJA to provide services at the local level.

Partners in Juvenile Justice

by Nancy Burghart — last modified Dec 21, 2020 03:49 PM
Juvenile Services Partners provide many levels of support for the youth of Kansas. Some partner groups are appointed by the Governor, others contract with the KDOC to provide services at the local level.



Juvenile Services Partners

How Juvenile Services Partners with Kansas Communities

A major initiative of the juvenile justice reform act is based on the development of a strong state and local partnership. Juvenile Services works closely with county governments and community-based agencies in the implementation and operation of juvenile justice services at the local level.

Each judicial district is required to have three core programs operational at the local level:

  • Juvenile Intake and Assessment (JIAS)
  • Juvenile Intensive Supervision Probation (JISP)
  • Community Case Management (CCMA)

The KDOC distributes funds to the administrative county in each judicial district for the operation of these programs. Technical assistance is provided by the KDOC to assist districts in the delivery of services to youth who come in contact with these community based juvenile justice programs. Standards and procedures are developed to provide guidance in the operation of these programs.

Prevention Services and Programs

A major initiative of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act is the development of prevention programs as a part of the continuum of juvenile justice services. Prior to 1997, this had not been a focus of the juvenile justice system. Research at the national level indicates that prevention programming for at-risk youth and first time offenders can be highly effective in reducing juvenile crime and preventing the increasing long term cost of repeat offending. The KDOC supports and assists communities in developing successful programs that will help reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors. Communities are encouraged to create partnerships with other agencies that have a key interest in prevention focused services (schools, regional prevention centers, community mentoring programs) in order to maximize both funding and program capabilities. Prevention programs cover a wide range of service needs at the community level.

These programs target youth who are in need of pro-social adult role models to address adolescent behavior problems. College students, community volunteers, members of the business community, school personnel, and others provide positive social and material reinforcement to youth, allowing them to be connected to adults who promote healthy beliefs and clear standards. These programs offer opportunities for youth to interact with pro-social adults and peers and learn new skills in a safe, supportive environment.

Programs such as mentoring, after school programs, and recreation programs address several risk factors: early and persistent antisocial behavior, friends who engage in problem behavior, lack of commitment to school, and rebelliousness.

Juvenile Justice Outcomes Overview

The KDOC believes that programs, which receive state and federal funding need to be held accountable to ensure programs are programmatically sound and cost effective.

The community planning process uses the Communities That Care prevention strategy which is outcome based. Communities are trained to measure and calculate outcomes of each program.


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Juvenile Community Corrections

by cherylca last modified Jul 11, 2013 03:59 PM
Community Supervision Agencies operate in all 31 Judicial Districts throughout Kansas providing Juvenile Intensive Supervision Probation or Case Management for youth and their families after the youth has been adjudicated a juvenile offender and sentenced to one of these programs by the District Court.

Juvenile Community Corrections Programs


  • Juvenile Intensive Supervision Probation (JISP) serves youth sentenced by the court to a term of probation and provides: assess the youth's risk and needs, development of a supervision plan to address those needs, engaging the youth and family, assisting the youth and family to access community based services, monitoring the youth's adherence to court ordered probation conditions, and provides updates to the court concerning the youth's supervision
  • Case Management (CM) serves youth who are placed in the custody of the Commissioner by the District Court for out of home placement. These youth have similar risk/needs to the JISP population, while being from families found by the court to be currently incapable of addressing the issues preventing a disposition of probation. This program also serves youth directly committed by the court to a juvenile correctional facility. Services provided include: assess the risk/needs of the juvenile and the family circumstances, develop a supervision plan with the family to work towards reunification with the family as soon as it is appropriate, identify an appropriate out of home placement and coordinate with that program to address needs of the youth and family, and work with the family to address service needs of the family in the community to help the family be prepared to support the youth upon return home.


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Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board

by cherylca last modified Jul 11, 2013 03:59 PM

The State of Kansas is comprised of 31 judicial districts. In compliance with state statute each judicial district has a Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board (JCAB) which consists of 12 or more members who represent law enforcement, prosecution, judiciary, education, corrections, ethnic minorities, social services and the general public.

The function of each JCAB is to develop a local comprehensive plan to address the concerns that are impacting the youth within the community. The JCAB must then obtain approval of the comprehensive plan from the Board of County Commissioners. Once that is done and the comprehensive plan is implemented the JCAB acts as the oversight committee for the community to ensure that the comprehensive plan remains at its peak of effectiveness. To do this the JCAB's meet regularly to continuously go through a process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the comprehensive plan in order to make modifications and to ensure maximum effectiveness with the funds available. Their efforts make a substantial impact on the efficiency of the entire juvenile justice system in the Kansas.


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Juvenile Detention Centers

by cherylca last modified Jun 18, 2020 01:44 PM

Juvenile detention centers are operated by local government. The KDOC has no jurisdiction over detention centers, although some youth who are in KDOC custody awaiting placement, are detained in them.  For contact information for the detention centers, please click here.

For information on the Child Care Licensing of Detention Centers, contact the Kansas Department for Children and Families Foster Care and Residential Facility Licensing Division at

Counties with Juvenile Detention Centers



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Juvenile Intake & Assessment

by cherylca last modified Apr 05, 2017 03:59 PM

Juvenile intake and assessment programs operate in all 31 judicial districts throughout Kansas providing intake evaluations for alleged juvenile offenders and children in need of care who are taken into custody by law enforcement agencies.

Juvenile intake and assessment operates on a twenty-four hour a day, seven-day week basis to assist law enforcement by allowing them to return to patrol while intake staff assess the youth's needs. This assessment helps determine what community based services may be appropriate for the youth and family as well as to determine if the youth can be returned home or if placement is appropriate pending a subsequent court hearing.


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by cherylca last modified Jun 30, 2020 03:29 PM
Kansas Advisory Group (KAG) on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

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Detention Centers List

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