700 S. Hydraulic
Wichita, KS 67211
To reduce recidivism and promote
public safety each program shall employ approved continuous
quality improvement strategies using core correctional practices
and evidence-based programs. Performance measure and
outcomes will be reported annually in the DOC Strategic Plan and
available to the public on the Sedgwick County website.
Sexual abuse is an important public policy and corrections
issue that affects all correctional facilities, our employees and clients
entrusted to our care. We endeavor to stay on the leading edge of efforts
to eliminate client sexual abuse and sexual harassment through policy
development, client education, training programs and auditing processes to
ensure compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). To increase
public awareness information is available on the Sedgwick County website.
To expand efforts and advocacy for
collaboration and partnerships in addressing systemic issues
including human trafficking (teen victims), the
school-to-prison pipeline, use of juvenile detention for status
offenders and child welfare involved youth, and reducing
incarceration by enhancing use of risk assessment and
To expand and improve annual training and
professional development in use of core correctional practices
and evidence-based programming. Cultural competence
will continue to be a department and training priority for all
personnel to maintain safe and positive workplaces and provide
high quality customer and client services.
To complete a pilot project with the
District Court to develop an evidence-based pretrial risk
assessment instrument. Wichita State University was
contracted to design the project, analyze the data and develop
an instrument. Pretrial services staff collected the data
through interviews from a large sample of detainees at the adult
Community Corrections will report
preliminary results of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative
strategies and services that expand use of behavioral health
interventions with adult felony offenders. The local
initiative involves partnerships with the community mental
health center (COMCARE) and Higher Ground, a local substance
abuse treatment provider. The project is funded by the
State of Kansas (KDOC) through an annual grant implemented in
To arrange and receive technical
assistance in assessing current policies, practices, services
and staff skills in order to align professional development and
service delivery with current best practices in the field.
Strategies include implementing a strength-based family
engagement model, gender responsive services and expanding
quality assurance measurement in use of core correctional
To continue to review and improve
centralized administration policies and business practices to
ensure efficient and effective management in full compliance
with professional standards and regulations.
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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