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  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Derek Schmidt: 316 crime victims to receive support

    TOPEKA – (January 19, 2018) – The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board yesterday awarded financial assistance to 316 victims of violent crime at its January meeting, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

    Awards were made in 149 new cases. Additional expenses were paid in 167 previously submitted cases. The awards totaled $216,657.25.

    The Division of Crime Victims Compensation in Schmidt’s office administers the Crime Victims Compensation program, which was established in 1978 to help victims of violent crime pay for their unexpected expenses such as medical treatment, mental health counseling, lost wages, dependent support and funeral expenses.

    The state’s three-member Crime Victims Compensation Board determines claims that are eligible for payment and how much money will be awarded to each claimant. Awards are limited to a maximum total amount of $25,000 with limitations of $5,000 for funeral expense, $5,000 for outpatient mental health counseling, $10,000 for inpatient mental health treatment and $1,500 for grief counseling for family survivors of homicide victims.

    A portion of assessed court costs and fines, inmate wages, parole fees and restitution paid by convicted offenders provides funding to the program.

    For more information about the Crime Victims Compensation Program call (785) 296-2359 or visit the Attorney General’s website at www.ag.ks.gov.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:10:03 Z

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Derek Schmidt: 316 crime victims to receive support

    TOPEKA – (January 19, 2018) – The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board yesterday awarded financial assistance to 316 victims of violent crime at its January meeting, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

    Awards were made in 149 new cases. Additional expenses were paid in 167 previously submitted cases. The awards totaled $216,657.25.

    The Division of Crime Victims Compensation in Schmidt’s office administers the Crime Victims Compensation program, which was established in 1978 to help victims of violent crime pay for their unexpected expenses such as medical treatment, mental health counseling, lost wages, dependent support and funeral expenses.

    The state’s three-member Crime Victims Compensation Board determines claims that are eligible for payment and how much money will be awarded to each claimant. Awards are limited to a maximum total amount of $25,000 with limitations of $5,000 for funeral expense, $5,000 for outpatient mental health counseling, $10,000 for inpatient mental health treatment and $1,500 for grief counseling for family survivors of homicide victims.

    A portion of assessed court costs and fines, inmate wages, parole fees and restitution paid by convicted offenders provides funding to the program.

    For more information about the Crime Victims Compensation Program call (785) 296-2359 or visit the Attorney General’s website at www.ag.ks.gov.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:10:03 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    Supreme Court announces rollout plan for statewide centralized case management system




    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    January 17, 2018

    Contact:

    Lisa Taylor
    Public Information Director
    785-296-4872
    taylorl@kscourts.org

    Supreme Court announces rollout plan for statewide centralized case management system

    TOPEKA — The Kansas Supreme Court today released its rollout plan for the judicial branch's new centralized case management system that will allow all district and appellate case data to reside on a single web-based platform, transforming the way the state court system serves the people of Kansas.

    “Implementing statewide case management is a defining achievement for the judicial branch, which processes more than 380,000 cases each year,” said Chief Justice Lawton Nuss. "We look forward to bringing the first district courts onto the platform in about 18 months and to having all courts on it within four years."

    The judicial branch entered into an $11.5 million contract with Tyler Technologies of Plano, Texas, to customize and use its Odyssey Case Manager™ system. It will be paid for with docket fees earmarked by the Kansas Legislature for the project.

    Odyssey was recommended by the eCourt Steering Committee, formed in 2015 to identify key requirements for a centralized case management system. Justice Dan Biles serves as chair of the steering committee and its members include representatives of the appellate and district courts, including justices, judges, court administrators, clerks, and information technology staff. eCourt subcommittees with wider ranging representation of court personnel and members of the legal community focused on specific areas such as infrastructure, requirements, and rules, and their findings were reported to the steering committee.

    “Odyssey will integrate well with our existing electronic document filing system already in use across the state," Biles said. "Our rollout focuses on higher volume courts first, so we move the biggest share of case processing to this web-based environment early in the project. In the end, we expect to see improved court efficiency through access to real-time case information."

    The order in which district courts will be brought onto the new system is shown in the chart below. Year one will entail customizing Odyssey to align with Kansas laws and court rules. Appellate courts – Court of Appeals and Supreme Court – are a separate track that will take place in years three and four of the project.

    Phased rollout plan for centralized case management system

    Track I
    (year 2)

    8th Judicial District: Dickinson, Geary, Marion, and Morris counties

    21st Judicial District: Clay and Riley counties

    Track II
    (year 3)

    13th Judicial District: Butler, Elk, and Greenwood counties

    18th Judicial District: Sedgwick County

    Track III
    (year 3)

    3rd Judicial District: Shawnee County

    4th Judicial District: Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, and Osage counties

    6th Judicial District: Bourbon, Linn, and Miami counties

    11th Judicial District: Cherokee, Crawford, and Labette counties

    14th Judicial District: Chautauqua and Montgomery counties

    19th Judicial District: Cowley County

    31st Judicial District: Allen, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson counties

    Track IV
    (year 3)

    1st Judicial District: Atchison and Leavenworth counties

    2nd Judicial District: Jackson, Jefferson, Pottawatomie, and Wabaunsee counties

    5th Judicial District: Chase and Lyon counties

    7th Judicial District: Douglas County

    29th Judicial District: Wyandotte County

    Track V
    (year 4)

    12th Judicial District: Cloud, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Republic, and Washington counties

    15th Judicial District: Cheyenne, Logan, Sheridan, Sherman, Rawlins, Thomas, and Wallace counties

    17th Judicial District: Decatur, Graham, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, and Smith counties

    20th Judicial District: Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell, and Stafford counties

    22nd Judicial District: Brown, Doniphan, Marshall, and Nemaha counties

    23rd Judicial District: Ellis, Gove, Rooks, and Trego counties

    28th Judicial District: Ottawa and Saline counties

    Track VI
    (year 4)

    9th Judicial District: Harvey and McPherson counties

    16th Judicial District: Clark, Comanche, Ford, Gray, Kiowa, and Meade counties

    24th Judicial District: Edwards, Hodgeman, Lane, Ness, Pawnee, and Rush counties

    25th Judicial District: Finney, Greeley, Hamilton, Kearny, Scott, and Wichita counties

    26th Judicial District: Grant, Haskell, Morton, Seward, Stanton, and Stevens counties

    27th Judicial District: Reno County

    30th Judicial District: Barber, Harper, Kingman, Pratt, and Sumner counties


    Installation of the centralized case management system is a key component in the Kansas Supreme Court's eCourt plan. It will complete the conversion from local, paper-driven processes to a statewide electronic one. It will provide attorneys, judges, and court personnel using an internet connection immediate access to authorized case information, details, and records from across the state. It will also require the statewide standardization of many local court practices.

    The primary goals of the centralized case management system implementation are to:

    • Improve case processing in the district and appellate courts.
    • Increase the efficiency of information delivery to district and appellate court judges.
    • Increase operational efficiency and effectiveness through automating certain activities and streamlining other operations.
    • Improve data quality and integrity.
    • Improve performance measurement, analysis, and reporting through enhanced information collection, storage, retrieval, and analysis.
    • Enable work sharing between district courts, primarily among clerks and court services officers.
    • Maintain and improve data sharing between various governmental and public entities.
    • Maintain and improve the ability to process electronic payments.
    • Enable web-based sharing of public information.

    The 2014 Legislature established the Electronic Filing and Case Management Fund with deposits from docket fees dedicated to finalizing the efiling project and implementing centralized case management under the Supreme Court's eCourt plan. By statute, each year through fiscal year 2019, the first $3.1 million received in docket fee revenue will be deposited into that fund. In fiscal year 2020 and later years, the first $1 million in docket fee revenue is directed into the fund for things such as maintaining eCourt components.



    FACT SHEET: Centralized case management system rollout plan


    State of Kansas
    Office of Judicial Administration
    Kansas Judicial Center
    301 SW 10th
    Topeka, Kansas 66612-1507
    785-296-2256
    www.kscourts.org

     

     

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:05:26 GMT

  • Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services News

    The agendas for the Committee and Board Meetings on Thursday and Friday, November 30th and December 1st, 2017 are now available on the Board meetings page.

    Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:59:40 +0000

  • Kansas Commerce News

    Kansas Commerce announces award of Economic Development grant

    The grant has been awarded to city of Cheney.

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  • Kansas Department of Commerce News Flash

    Kansas Commerce announces award of Economic Development grant

    The grant has been awarded to city of Cheney.

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:25:29 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment News

    Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Valley Center, Sedgwick Co.

    TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of Valley Center, in Sedgwick County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial...

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed

    Donate a Portion of Your Tax Return To Help Kansas Wildlife

    Donate a Portion of Your Tax Return To Help Kansas Wildlife

    PRATT – Nearly 99 percent of Kansas’ wildlife are designated as nongame species, or species that are not trapped, fished or hunted. While revenue from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses fund management practices that benefit all wildlife, funding aimed specifically at nongame species is needed. The Kansas Nongame Wildlife Improvement Program, also known as Chickadee Checkoff, provides individuals with the opportunity to support nongame species through tax-deductible donations. Money collected from these donations goes directly to a variety of nongame wildlife research, habitat enhancements/restorations, and educational projects.

    Consider making a contribution this tax season by marking the Chickadee Checkoff box on your state income tax form (line 36 on K40 form) and designate the amount you would like to donate. There is no minimum or incremental requirement. Donations can also be made directly to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) by addressing the donation to Chickadee Checkoff c/o KDWPT 512 SE 25th Ave, Pratt, KS 67124.

    Private donations are crucial to managing these vital species since Chickadee Checkoff proceeds are matched by federal funds. Contributions have been steadily decreasing in recent years, making it imperative that Kansans mark the Chickadee Checkoff box this year.

    For more information, visit www.ksoutdoors.com/Services/Wildlife-Diversity/Chickadee-Checkoff.

    Take an active part in managing and conserving Kansas’ diverse wildlife for future generations. Check the chickadee.

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    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:43:46 +0000

  • Kansas Development Finance Authority

    TEFRA Notice - Beginning Farmer Project #'s 1000 & 1001

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    Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:14:24 +0000

  • Kansas Soybean Press Releases

    Kansas Soybean Expo ’18 Includes Laughter, Learning, Laurels

    January 16, 2018 – About 225 soybean enthusiasts gathered Jan. 10 in Topeka for Kansas Soybean Expo 2018. The Kansas Soybean Association (KSA) organized the annual event, with checkoff funding from the Kansas Soybean Commission (KSC), to coincide with the Topeka … Continued

    The post Kansas Soybean Expo ’18 Includes Laughter, Learning, Laurels appeared first on Kansas Soybeans.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:47:11 +0000

  • NetWork Kansas Blog

    Reno County E-Community inspired by Tulsa incubators

    Ciara Thyfault, of NetWork Kansas, shares insights and lessons learned from a Reno County E-Community road trip that led participants to tour incubators in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:00:00 Z

  • NetWork Kansas News

    NetWork Kansas Kicks off 2017-2018 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series

    Wichita, KS – NetWork Kansas announces the official start of the 2017-2018 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) series with the release of the YEC Local Guidelines and the YEC Event Portal.

    Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:03:30 Z

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