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Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Review Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(6 members)

1015 § 9 Conduct a comprehensive study of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The study must include a review, with input from a consultant engaged by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, of gender‑responsive correctional and rehabilitation facility and service needs. The review must include: the preferable location of facilities; the service needs of individuals sentenced to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; and the impact on families of individuals sentenced to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. An assessment of facilities at the Missouri River Correctional Center, the James River Correctional Center, and the State Hospital, with input from a consultant engaged by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The assessment must: include the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation master plan, staffing plan, comprehensive service delivery strategy, and cost estimates; be based on providing comprehensive services to those committed to the care, custody, and control of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; include options for community‑based and family‑involved environments; and consider the opportunity for vocational and workforce development. A review of vocational opportunities, educational opportunities, workforce development, and medical and behavioral health treatment for those committed to the care, custody, and control of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

3015 Study best practices to reduce offender recidivism, increase educational opportunities, prepare incarcerated offenders to rejoin their communities, establish and implement a community transitional housing program, including independent host homes, and encourage communities to reintegrate previously incarcerated individuals into society; and may seek technical assistance, as appropriate, from the Council of State Governments' Justice Center.

Legislative Council Staff

  • Alex J. Cronquist
  • Samantha E. Kramer

Vice Chairman