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2021 Joint Committe on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight

Agenda/Minutes  •  Report (PDF)

Sen. Molly Baumgardner, Vice Chair
Sen. Elaine Bowers
Sen. Ethan Corson
Sen. John Doll
Sen. Renee Erickson
Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau
Sen. Kristen O'Shea
Rep. J. Russell Jennings, Chair
Rep. Dennis "Boog" Highberger, Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Sydney Carlin
Rep. Gail Finney
Rep. Kyle Hoffman
Rep. Stephen Owens
Rep. John Resman
Kansas Legislative Research Dept. Office of Revisor of Statutes
Meredith Fry
Robert Gallimore
Murl Riedel
Jenna Moyer
Natalie Scott
Jason Thompson
Committee Assistant
Connie Burns


KSA 2018 Supp. 46-2801 directs the Joint Committee to monitor inmate and juvenile offender populations and to review and study the programs, activities, plans, and operations of the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC).

The Committee will study issues relating to KDOC operations, employee retention, and appropriations and planning generally, and will also consider the continuing implementation of the juvenile justice reforms originally enacted in 2016.

The Committee will also review and consider the following during the 2021 Interim:

  • Compassionate medical release and terminal medical release under Kansas and federal law;
  • Kansas Sentencing Commission (KSC) data and trends, and analysis of past legislative initiatives that were adopted;
  • Perspectives on adult and juvenile community corrections issues by community stakeholders;
  • The Judicial Council report and recommendations concerning offender registration;
  • The Juvenile Evidence-Based Programs Account; and
  • An update on the 2003 SB 123 Substance Abuse Treatment Program by the KSC and providers.

The Committee is authorized to tour the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (to observe daily operations) and the Lansing Correctional Facility (to observe the facility's new construction and learn more about the facility's substance abuse treatment program and career center initiative).

Approved Meeting Days: 3 days

Committee Archive:

Kansas Legislative Research Department - Room 68-W State Capitol Building, 300 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66612-1504 -- Phone (785) 296-3181 -- kslegres@klrd.ks.gov