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75-7007. Kansas advisory group on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention; membership; compensation; functions; reduction of biases in juvenile justice system. (a) There is hereby established the Kansas advisory group on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, for the purposes of the federal juvenile justice and delinquency prevention act of 1974, as amended.

(b) The membership of the Kansas advisory group on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention shall be composed of members appointed by the governor. The governor shall appoint at least 20 but not more than 33 members to the advisory group. The members shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. One-third of the members shall be appointed to four-year terms; one-third of the members shall be appointed to three-year terms; and one-third of the members shall be appointed to two-year terms. Thereafter, all members shall serve four-year terms.

(c) The chairperson and vice-chairperson of the advisory group shall be appointed by the governor.

(d) Each member of the advisory group shall receive compensation, subsistence allowances, mileage and other expenses as provided for in K.S.A. 75-3223, and amendments thereto.

(e) The advisory group shall participate in the development and review of the juvenile justice plan, review and comment on all juvenile justice and delinquency prevention grant applications, and shall make recommendations regarding the grant applications.

(f) The advisory group shall receive reports from local citizen review boards established pursuant to K.S.A. 38-1812, and amendments thereto, regarding the status of juvenile offenders under the supervision of the district courts.

(g) The advisory group shall examine the effectiveness of juvenile justice programs in reducing racial, geographic and other biases that may exist in the juvenile justice system, and report to the commissioner of juvenile justice annually on which programs are effective in reducing such biases in areas such as prevention, alternatives to detention, intake and assessment procedures and alternatives to incarceration.

History: L. 1995, ch. 259, § 10; L. 1997, ch. 156, § 94; L. 1999, ch. 156, § 22; L. 2006, ch. 163, § 1; July 1.


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