SENATE BILL No. 18
An Act concerning the juvenile justice authority; relating to
juvenile justice program grants;
amending K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 75-7024 and repealing the
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 2000 Supp.
75-7024 is hereby amended to read as
follows: 75-7024. In addition to other powers and duties provided
in administering the provisions of the juvenile justice code, the
sioner of juvenile justice shall:
(a) Establish divisions which include the
following functions in the
juvenile justice authority:
(1) Operations. The commissioner shall
operate the juvenile intake
and assessment system as it relates to the juvenile offender;
nical assistance and help facilitate community collaboration;
venile correctional facilities, programs and providers; assist in
ing a statewide system of community based service providers;
pilot projects for community based service providers; and operate
juvenile correctional facilities.
(2) Research and prevention. The
commissioner shall generate, an-
alyze and utilize data to review existing programs and identify
prevention programs; to develop new program initiatives and
existing programs; and to assist communities in risk assessment and
fective resource utilization.
(3) Contracts. The commissioner shall
secure the services of direct
providers by contracting with such providers, which may include
profit, private or public agencies, to provide functions and
needed to operate the juvenile justice authority. The commissioner
contract with local service providers, when available, to provide
four-hour-a-day intake and assessment services. Nothing provided
herein shall prohibit local municipalities, through interlocal
from corroborating with and participating in the intake and
services established in K.S.A. 75-7023, and amendments thereto. All
tracts entered into by the commissioner to secure the services of
providers shall contain a clause allowing the inspector general
access to such facility, records or personnel pursuant to
(4) Performance audit. (A) The
commissioner randomly shall audit
contracts to determine that service providers are performing as
pursuant to the contract.
(B) Within the division conducting
performance audits, the commis-
sioner shall designate a staff person to serve in the capacity of
general. Such inspector general, or such inspector general's
shall have the authority to: (i) Enforce compliance with all
perform audits as necessary to ensure compliance with the
inspector general shall have unlimited access to any and all
cords or personnel of any provider that has contracted with the
sioner to determine that such provider is in compliance with the
and (iii) establish a statewide juvenile justice hotline to respond
complaints or concerns that have been received concerning juvenile
(b) Adopt rules and regulations necessary
for the administration of
(c) Administer all state and federal
funds appropriated to the juvenile
justice authority and may coordinate with any other agency within
executive branch expending funds appropriated for juvenile
(d) Administer the development and
implementation of a juvenile
justice information system.
(e) Administer the transition to and
implementation of juvenile jus-
tice system reforms.
(f) Coordinate with the judicial branch
of state government any duties
and functions which effect the juvenile justice authority.
(g) Serve as a resource to the
legislature and other state policymakers.
(h) Make and enter into all contracts and
agreements and do all other
acts and things necessary or incidental to the performance of
and duties and the execution of powers under this act. The
may enter into memorandums of agreement or contractual
with state agencies, other governmental entities or private
necessary to carry out the commissioner's responsibilities pursuant
Kansas juvenile justice code.
(i) Accept custody of juvenile offenders
so placed by the court.
(j) Assign juvenile offenders placed in
the commissioner's custody to
juvenile correctional facilities based on information collected by
ception and diagnostic evaluation, intake and assessment report,
to K.S.A. 75-7023, and amendments thereto, and the
investigation report, pursuant to K.S.A. 38-1661, and
(k) Establish and utilize a reception and
diagnostic evaluation for all
juvenile offenders to be evaluated prior to placement in a juvenile
(l) Assist the judicial districts in
establishing community based place-
ment options, juvenile community correctional services and
transition services for juvenile offenders.
(m) Review, evaluate and restructure the
programmatic mission and
goals of the juvenile correctional facilities to accommodate
cialization for each facility.
(n) Adopt rules and regulations as are
necessary to encourage the
sharing of information between individuals and agencies who are
with the juvenile.
(o) Designate in each judicial district
an entity which shall be re-
sponsible for juvenile justice field services not provided by court
officers in the judicial district. The commissioner shall contract
entity and provide grants to fund such field services.
(p) Monitor placement trends and minority
(q) Develop and submit to the joint
committee on corrections and
juvenile justice oversight a recommendation to provide for the
viability of the Kansas juvenile justice system. Such
include a formula for the allocation of state funds to community
and a rationale in support of the recommendation. The
shall avoid pursuing construction or expansion of state
pacity when appropriate alternatives to such placements are
commissioner's recommendations shall identify a revenue source
cient to appropriately fund expenditures anticipated to be incurred
sequent to expansion of community-based capacity and necessary to
nance recommended capital projects.
(r) Report monthly to the joint committee
on corrections and juvenile
justice oversight. The commissioner shall review with the committee
contracts or memorandums of agreement with other state agencies
to the termination of such agreements or contracts.
(s) Have the authority to designate all
or a portion of a facility for
juveniles under the commissioner's jurisdiction as a:
(1) Nonsecure detention facility;
(2) facility for the educational or
vocational training and related serv-
(3) facility for temporary placement
pending other arrangements
more appropriate for the juvenile's needs; and
(4) facility for the provision of care
and other services and not for the
detention of juveniles.
(t) After June 30, 2002, subject to
appropriation acts, implement a
program to make grants for the juvenile justice programs,
K.S.A. 75-7033, and amendments thereto, on a two-year funding
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 75-7024 is hereby
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force
from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 18, 2001.