Home >> Statutes >> Back

Click to open printable format in new window.Printable Format
 | Next

38-2301. Citation; goals of the code; policy development. This act shall be known and may be cited as the revised Kansas juvenile justice code. The primary goals of the juvenile justice code are to promote public safety, hold juvenile offenders accountable for their behavior and improve their ability to live more productively and responsibly in the community. To accomplish these goals, juvenile justice policies developed pursuant to the revised Kansas juvenile justice code shall be designed to: (a) Protect public safety; (b) recognize that the ultimate solutions to juvenile crime lie in the strengthening of families and educational institutions, the involvement of the community and the implementation of effective prevention and early intervention programs; (c) be community based to the greatest extent possible; (d) be family centered when appropriate; (e) facilitate efficient and effective cooperation, coordination and collaboration among agencies of the local, state and federal government; (f) be outcome based, allowing for the effective and accurate assessment of program performance; (g) be cost-effectively implemented and administered to utilize resources wisely; (h) encourage the recruitment and retention of well-qualified, highly trained professionals to staff all components of the system; (i) appropriately reflect community norms and public priorities; and (j) encourage public and private partnerships to address community risk factors.

History: L. 2006, ch. 169, ยง 1; January 1, 2007.

Source or Prior Law:



1. Cited in discussion of changes in policy goals of the juvenile offender system; juveniles have right to jury trials. In re L.M., 286 Kan. 460, 466, 480, 186 P.3d 164 (2008).

2. Procedure for calculating offender's criminal history score does not violate constitutional rights. State v. Fischer, 288 Kan. 470, 203 P.3d 1269 (2009).

3. The right to a speedy trial guaranteed under the 6 th amendment of the U.S. Constitution and section 10 of the Kansas Bill of Rights applies in juvenile offender proceedings. State v. Owens, 310 Kan. 865, 872, 451 P.3d 467 (2019).

 | Next

  11/09/2023 Meeting Notice  Agenda
  08/09/2023 Meeting Notice Agenda
  06/05/2023 Meeting Notice Agenda
  04/25/2023 Meeting Notice Agenda
  LCC Policies

  2023 New, Amended and Repealed by KSA
  2023 New, Amended and Repealed by Bill
  Chapter 72 Statute Transfer List
  Kansas School Equity & Enhancement Act
  Gannon v. State
  Information for Special Session 2021
  General Info., Legal Analysis & Research
  2022 Amended & Repealed Statutes
  2021 Amended & Repealed Statutes
  2020 Amended & repealed Statutes
  2019 Amended & Repealed Statutes

Session Laws

Kansas Legislature
Administrative Services
Division of Post Audit
Research Department