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75-7033.Community planning teams; convener; facilitator; community representatives; community planning process; community juvenile justice program; accreditation thereof; creation of a juvenile justice community planning fund and a juvenile justice community initiative fund, moneys credited and expenditures. On and after July 1, 1997:

(a) In order to provide technical assistance to communities, help facilitate community collaboration and assist in coordinating a statewide system of community based service providers, pursuant to K.S.A. 75-7024, and amendments thereto, the commissioner of juvenile justice shall appoint a community planning team convener and a community planning team facilitator in each judicial district. The commissioner may appoint a convener and facilitator for a multiple district planning team, if, in the commissioner's opinion, such multiple district planning team best furthers the purposes of the juvenile justice reform act. The convener and facilitator may be compensated by the grant funds. Upon request of the board of county commissioners of any county, the commissioner of juvenile justice may authorize such county to cooperate as a member of a community planning team in a judicial district other than the judicial district in which such county is located. If the corporate limits of a city extend into more than one judicial district and upon request of the board of county commissioners of any county in which such city is located, the commissioner of juvenile justice may authorize such city to participate as a member of a community planning team of and be included in the plan for the judicial district in which the majority of the population of such city is located.

(b) The community planning team convener shall invite representatives from the following groups and agencies to be a part of the community planning team: The courts, court services, public education, juvenile community correctional services, the county or district attorney, the public defender's office or private defense counsel, law enforcement, juvenile detention, prevention services, health care professionals, mental health services, juvenile intake and assessment, municipal officials, county officials, private service providers, the department of social and rehabilitation services, the business community, the religious community, youth and such other representatives as the convener and commissioner deem necessary. The community planning team convener may invite the entire membership of the corrections advisory board, as established in K.S.A. 75-5297, and amendments thereto, and the juvenile corrections advisory board, as established by K.S.A. 75-7044, and amendments thereto, to be a part of the community planning team.

(c) The commissioner, or the commissioner's designee shall serve as an ex officio member of each community planning team.

(d) All proceedings of the community planning team and any committee or subcommittee of the team shall be open to the public in accordance with and subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4317 to 75-4320, inclusive, and amendments thereto. The records of the community planning team shall be open to public inspection at all reasonable times.

(e) Between July 1, 1997, and June 30, 1999, the community planning team shall engage in strategic planning to develop programs, services and placement options as are necessary and appropriate for each judicial district's juvenile justice program consistent with planning guidelines developed by the commissioner. The commissioner shall design the planning process to empower communities to develop community-based programs, services and placements sufficient to address juvenile crime and to appropriately provide programs and services to prevent juvenile crime. The commissioner shall develop an action plan to guide implementation of community planning. The action plan shall establish a schedule for the planning process and shall clearly state desired outcomes of the planning process. Before implementation of the community planning process, the commissioner shall submit the proposed action plan to the joint committee on corrections and juvenile justice oversight for review. The commissioner shall also provide such committee with regular progress reports on the status of the planning process. The primary purposes of the community planning process shall be to:

(1) Foster collaboration among stakeholders in the juvenile justice system;

(2) accurately assess community risk factors affecting juveniles;

(3) determine community priorities to respond to juvenile crime and the risk factors affecting juveniles;

(4) develop programs, services and placements, with sufficient capacity, to appropriately hold juvenile offenders in the community accountable for behavior which violates the law;

(5) provide communities with assistance in developing juvenile justice programs which respond to community needs and priorities and which are capable of achieving desired outcomes, and in identifying resources necessary to provide such programs;

(6) encourage the staffing of juvenile justice programs with appropriately trained personnel; and

(7) provide communities with technical assistance, as needed, to achieve desired planning outcomes.

(f) The commissioner shall provide training and expertise for communities during the strategic planning process of the community planning team.

(g) On July 1, 1999, each judicial district, multiple judicial district or judicial districts and cities and counties cooperating pursuant to subsection (a) shall have developed and be prepared to implement a juvenile justice program. On or before June 30, 1999, such program shall be accredited by the commissioner pursuant to rules and regulations adopted by the commissioner.

(h) Each juvenile justice program shall include, but not be limited to, local prevention services, juvenile intake and assessment, juvenile detention and attendant care, immediate intervention programs, aftercare services, graduated sanctions programs, probation programs, conditional release programs, sanctions for violations of probation terms or programs, sanctions for violations of conditional release programs and out-of-home placements.

(i) Each juvenile justice program shall demonstrate that in the judicial district is a continuum of community based placement options with sufficient capacity to accommodate community needs.

(j) Each juvenile justice program shall participate in the juvenile justice information system, intake and assessment system and the utilization of a standardized risk assessment data.

(k) (1) There is hereby created in the state treasury a juvenile justice community planning fund. Money credited to the fund shall be used solely for the purpose of making grants to community planning teams, as established in this section, to assist with the community planning process of determining juvenile justice programs for the judicial district.

(2) All expenditures from the juvenile justice community planning fund shall be made in accordance with appropriations acts upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the commissioner of juvenile justice or by a person or persons designated by the commissioner.

(3) The commissioner of juvenile justice may apply for, receive and accept money from any source for the purposes for which money in the juvenile justice community planning fund may be expended. Upon receipt of any such money, the commissioner shall remit the entire amount to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the juvenile justice community planning fund.

(4) On or before the 10th of each month, the director of accounts and reports shall transfer from the state general fund to the juvenile justice community planning fund interest earnings based on:

(A) The average daily balance of moneys in the juvenile justice community planning fund for the preceding month; and

(B) the net earnings rate of the pooled money investment portfolio for the preceding month.

(l) (1) There is hereby created in the state treasury a juvenile justice community initiative fund. Money credited to the fund shall be used solely for the purpose of making grants to communities to assist in supporting field services, case management services and juvenile justice programs, services and placements in the judicial district.

(2) All expenditures from the juvenile justice community initiative fund shall be made in accordance with appropriations acts upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the commissioner of juvenile justice or by a person or persons designated by the commissioner.

(3) The commissioner of juvenile justice may apply for, receive and accept money from any source for the purposes for which money in the juvenile justice community initiative fund may be expended. Upon receipt of any such money, the commissioner shall remit the entire amount to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the juvenile justice community initiative fund.

(4) On or before the 10th of each month, the director of accounts and reports shall transfer from the state general fund to the juvenile justice community initiative fund interest earnings based on:

(A) The average daily balance of moneys in the juvenile justice community initiative fund for the preceding month; and

(B) the net earnings rate of the pooled money investment portfolio for the preceding month.

History: L. 1997, ch. 156, § 1; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 411; July 1.



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