Urban Institute

Evaluation Background

SVORI Grantees in Kansas

Kansas Department of Corrections
The Kansas Department of Corrections will target offenders ages 1834 who have served a minimum of 12 months in prison and are considered to pose a high risk to the community. The targeted population will be released to Shawnee County. The reentry program will include family reunification, mental health treatment, law enforcement participation, volunteers, mentors, and rewards for success.

SVORI Program(s) within this grantee:
      Shawnee County Reentry Program
Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority
The Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority will reform the admissions and release processes at its correctional facilities and enhance community transition and long-term support in the South Central Kansas areas of Sedgwick, Cowley, and Butler/Elk/Greenwood Counties and in the Northeast Kansas areas of Shawnee, Johnson, and Wyandotte Counties. These areas correspond to the 13th, 18th, 19th, 3d, 10th, and 29th judicial districts, respectively. Grant funds will also be used to implement a full needs and risk assessment process in one institution, allowing it to develop a process also suitable for Topeka, Beloit, Larned, and Atchison Juvenile Correctional Facilities. The program will also provide for regular monthly communication with families and field staff, and improved community contact through teleconferencing.

SVORI Program(s) within this grantee:
      Going Home Initiative

Yellow = Juvenile
Blue = Adult
Green = Combination

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