The Kansas Department of Corrections Juvenile Services (KDOC-JS) is a state criminal justice agency, which first began operating in Kansas on July 1, 1997. There are three core programs judicial districts are required to provide at the local level. They are: Juvenile Intake and Assessment (JIAS), Juvenile Intensive Supervision Probation (JISP), and Community Case Management (CCMA). Reno County Community Corrections administers two of the three mandated core programs: JISP and CCMA. Vital roles of the community program division include: ensuring that the community service continuum is efficient and effective in addressing the needs of the youth; utilizing established collaborations with local government agencies and key stakeholders, evidence-based practices, and mentoring programs.
Juvenile Intensive Supervision Probation (JISP) is a highly structured/supervised community-based program which works with juvenile offenders who have previously failed in traditional court service probation, or have committed a serious offense, but do not yet need an out-of-home or juvenile correctional facility placement. The JISP philosophy is that selected offenders can be effectively managed in the community without presenting an increased risk to the public through the cost-effective use of community-based supervision, cognitive tools, evidence-based practices, and control interventions. Community Corrections provides many services or referral to services that reduce the likelihood of offenders committing additional crimes.
Juvenile Offenders who do not practice safe and acceptable behaviors while in the community may be committed to the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections Juvenile Services (KDOC-JS) Commissioner through District Court judges.
The Case Managers supervise and monitor youth in out of home placements by maintaining contact with the youth they supervise, as well as the facility/program staff, the youths' families, and others who can help with release planning and successful reintegration of the youths back into their communities. In addition to supervising youths in placement, the Case Managers also supervise the youths ordered to a Juvenile Correctional Facility or while on conditional release.
Case Managers make every effort to ensure the juvenile is provided with all available resources to prepare the juvenile in a successful reintegration with the tools necessary to deal with the issues that brought him or her to the attention of the legal system.