Introduction

The Kansas Governor’s Grant Office is the state administering agency for the Federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. Each year we award approximately $1.5M in federal grant funds to state and community agencies to address many different areas of the criminal justice system.

Our agency is in the process of developing a five-year state strategy, which will guide the awards and spending under this grant program. Our plan will be reviewed and updated each year, and your input is critical to developing a comprehensive plan.

To aid in developing the state strategy, we are requesting input from criminal justice professionals and other interested parties across the state. Stakeholders engaged in this strategy development include local governments, judges, prosecutors, law enforcement personnel, corrections personnel, providers of indigent defense services, victim services, juvenile justice delinquency prevention programs, community corrections, and reentry services.

Please feel free to share this survey with your colleagues within these justice system sectors.

We are asking for your help today to establish priorities for spending and identify unmet system needs. This survey will ask you to consider the criminal justice system needs within eight federal JAG program purpose areas, as noted below:

• Law enforcement
• Prosecution and court programs
• Prevention and education
• Corrections and community corrections
• Drug treatment and enforcement
• Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement
• Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation)
• Mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams

This survey was developed to gather broad input from the criminal justice community throughout the state. The results will be presented to the Kansas Governor’s Grant Office to assist in developing the five-year state strategy.

Thank you for your participation in this survey. Your input and comments are important and appreciated. Answers to the survey are confidential and anonymous. No personal information will be requested, and no efforts will be made to identify any respondent.

For technical assistance, please contact Janene Scelza at (202) 448-1719 or jscelza@ncja.org. The final date to submit this survey is Thursday, November 15, 2018.

 
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