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2014 JOINT COMMITTEE ON
CORRECTIONS AND JUVENILE JUSTICE OVERSIGHT
Agenda Minutes Report
Sen. Carolyn McGinn, Chairperson
Sen. Molly Baumgardner
Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau
Sen. Steve Fitzgerald
Sen. David Haley
Sen. Jacob LaTurner
Sen. Greg Smith
Rep. John Rubin, Vice-chairperson
Rep. Steve Alford
Rep. Sydney Carlin
Rep. Pete DeGraaf
Rep. Jerry Henry
Rep. Brett Hildabrand
Rep. Jim Ward
Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Office of Revisor of Statutes
Connie Burns, Committee Assistant
Monitor Inmate and Juvenile-Offender Populations; Review and Study Programs and Activities of the
Department of Corrections; Review Policy Choices from Data on Recidivism and Effectiveness of Youth
Residential Centers; Continue Efforts at Juvenile Justice Reform; and Study Victim Notification.
The Joint Committee is directed by statute to monitor inmate and juvenile-offender populations and
to review and study the programs, activities, plans, and operations of the Kansas Department of
KDOC is collecting initial data on the rate of recidivism and the overall effectiveness at Youth
Residential Centers (YRCs) across the state, which may guide operational policy choices
and potential legislation for the 2015 Legislative Session. The Joint Committee intends to use this
data to perform a cost analysis that considers outcomes and logistical issues.
Further, the Joint Committee would like to continue efforts at juvenile justice reform begun in the
2014 Legislative Session with a study of truancy reform, the maximum age of juveniles in the
system, enhanced programming for substance abuse and mental health treatment, revision to “good
time” credit to piggyback prior earned credit, standardization of journal entry information, and
the long-term viability of the YRC model.
- Finally, the Joint Committee would like to study victim notification upon release of a prisoner
at both the state and county level, including testimony from a representative of Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE), a nationwide, automated victim notification service.
Approved Meeting Days: 3 days
Statutory Joint Committees
Other Task Forces, Commissions, Committees
2014 Interim Information