Central Kansas Community Corrections
Central Kansas Community Corrections provides intensive supervision to adult felony offenders assigned in the Twentieth Judicial District, encompassing Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell and Stafford counties,
The agency’s use of local and state resources strengthens the delivery of services to our offender population. CKCC staff continues to serve the five county District by seeking interventions that meet the vision of the agency: Public Safety Through Offender Success.
CKCC directs case management efforts and programming toward the areas of moderate to high risk, as identified in the Level of Services Inventory – Revised (LSI-R). These efforts include but are not limited to extensive drug testing, cognitive-behavioral interactions and groups, substance abuse treatment and acting as resource brokers for assistance within the community and statewide services.
Intensive Supervision Officers have been trained to deliver case-management skills as taught in Advanced Communication and Motivational Strategies (ACMS), Effective Practices in Community Settings (EPICS), Cognitive Tools and Case Management Trainings, as offered by the Kansas Department of Corrections. Tools such as the use of Thinking Reports, Sanctions and Response Methodology to address offender behavior, individualized attention with regard to risks and needs of the offender and the inclusion of the family, employers and other intervention providers in the probationer’s supervision will in the success of the offender in the behavior change process.
Current case management strategies are supported by the principles of Evidence Based Practice to maximize offender success and public safety. Each year the agency evaluates the program and sets goals to close the gaps in the integrated model. See attached for more information on Evidence Based Practice of Community Supervision.
Philosophies of intensive supervision have been challenged throughout all levels of the district, but in the end the support throughout the service area is the same: We all want to live in a safer Kansas with offenders who are held accountable for their actions; learning from their mistakes and establishing a pattern of pro-social decisions. CKCC will continue to evolve in case-management practices to support Evidence-Based Practices in order to effectuate offender success.