Twentieth Judicial District Central Kansas Community Corrections Director Amy Boxberger offered a bit of good news to Barton County Commission Monday morning when she presented her fiscal year 2020 year-end outcomes. A please commission approved the report.
“Every year, we present our goals and objectives to the commission and to the state,” Boxberger said. The target is have no more than 25% of their case closures go to prison.
They offer various programs and referrals to local intervention partners “who are our true champions in the community,” she said. “And this year, I’m happy to report that we had a 19% revocation rate.”
That means that 19% of their clients had their probation revoked. They had 201 offenders that were discharged from CKCC, and of those, 38 went to prison.
“We also had goals of revising our policy procedures,” she said. These involved following evidence-based principles for community supervision, and these were successful.
“We also worked to educate our advisory board,” she said. “But we were happy to report positive outcomes for last year’s grant.”
The Kansas Community Corrections Act provides grants to Kansas counties to develop and maintain a range of programs for adult offenders assigned to community corrections agencies, she said. A Comprehensive Plan (grant application) was submitted that set the goals for Fiscal Year 2020.
The year-end outcomes list the year’s results which require the review and approval of the Barton County Commissioner, as the Administrative County for the 20th judicial District. Now that the commission has given its nod, the application will now go to the Kansas Department of Corrections for the final OK.
“I really appreciate all the work that you’re doing,” Commissioner Jennifer Schartz said. “We’re in the midst of a pandemic and I know that doesn’t make your job easy. I know that you are doing everything we can to make your paragraph successful.”