Child Welfare System Oversight in Kansas

Natalie NelsonPrincipal Research AnalystNatalie.Nelson@klrd.ks.gov785-296-4418 Iraida OrrPrincipal Research AnalystIraida.Orr@klrd.ks.gov785-296-4408 Dylan DearManaging Fiscal AnalystDylan.Dear@klrd.ks.gov785-296-0665 A number of efforts have been undertaken in the last decade to provide oversight for the child welfare system in Kansas. A brief history of such efforts and recent developments follows. Legislative Committees, Task Forces, and Working Groups Special Committee on Foster CareContinue reading “Child Welfare System Oversight in Kansas”

Correctional Facilities Pay Plan

Shirley MorrowPrincipal Fiscal AnalystShirley.Morrow@klrd.ks.gov785-296-3542 Dylan DearManaging Fiscal AnalystDylan.Dear@klrd.ks.gov785-296-0665 Staffing at Correctional Facilities Retaining existing staff and trying to hire new staff is a national challenge at correctional facilities, including the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC). In fall 2021, the Secretary of Corrections (Secretary) testified before the Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight regardingContinue reading “Correctional Facilities Pay Plan”

Juvenile Fines and Fees

Meredith FryResearch AnalystMeredith.Fry@klrd.ks.gov785-296-7882 Lindsay ArcherResearch AnalystLindsay.Archer@klrd.ks.gov785-296-4440 Jillian BlockResearch AnalystJillian.Block@klrd.ks.gov785-296-4420 In Kansas, juveniles can be assessed multiple types of fines and fees associated with their involvement in the juvenile justice system. These fines and fees include case filing fees, offender registration fees, attorney representation fees, and expungement filing fees. In addition, other costs that can beContinue reading “Juvenile Fines and Fees”