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Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight


Sen. Molly Baumgardner, Chairperson
Sen. Ethan Corson, Ranking Minority Member  
Sen. Elaine Bowers
Sen. John Doll
Sen. Renee Erickson
Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau
Sen. Kristen O'Shea
Rep. Stephen Owens, Vice-chairperson
Rep. Sydney Carlin
Rep. Gail Finney
Rep. "Boog" Highberger
Rep. Kyle Hoffman
Rep. John Resman
Rep. Eric Smith
Kansas Legislative Research Dept. Office of Revisor of Statutes
Meredith Fry
Lindsay Archer
Shirley Morrow
Jason Thompson
Natalie Scott
Jenna Moyer
Committee Assistant


KSA 2019 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. In addition to its statutory duties, the Joint Committee was charged to study the following topics:

  • Mental health intervention policy, especially in western Kansas and rural areas;
  • Consider potential recommendations from the Sedgwick County Community Task Force investigation of the in-custody death of Cedric Lofton related to mental health issues and Stand Your Ground laws;
  • Criminal records expungement and associated costs and compare with other states;
  • Further examination of offender registry statutes;
  • Review of SB 367 Juvenile Justice Reform and consideration of the changes approved in 2022 HB 2200, as amended by the House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice;
  • Review the practice and policies regarding recording devices in juvenile correctional facilities;
  • Update on juvenile crisis intervention centers; and
  • Tour the Kansas Children's Service League headquarters in Topeka and observe community corrections in the field and how it functions in Douglas County.

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