Juvenile Intensive Supervision Probation

The Juvenile Intensive Supervision Program (JISP) was developed in 1994 to provide an alternative for juvenile offenders in lieu of removal from the home. JISP clients are either on probation through the District Court or on Conditional Release from the Kansas State Juvenile Correctional Facilities. JISP clients typically have one or more of the following issues:

  • Multiple adjudications
  • Adjudications for serious felonies
  • History of repeated failure on Court Services probation and/or diversion
  • Severe substance abuse problems
  • Family dysfunction
  • Mental illness
  • School failure

JISP is designed to provide structured and frequent contacts with an Intensive Supervision Officer (ISO). JISP has a level system which in driven by the YLS/CMI (Youthful Level of Service Case Management Inventory) assessment.  Each of the four levels correlates to a required number of visits each week/month.

The ISO also initiates contact with:

  • Schools
  • Family members
  • Employers
  • Treatment providers
  • Significant others

All clients participate in counseling, as directed by the Court. They observe a curfew and are tested for drug and alcohol use. Clients participate in community service, as well Corrections-sponsored programs.

For more information go to Conditions & Guidelines.

For more information please view our frequently asked questions or call 913-715-4555.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours of community service work has to be done and where?

There is a minimum of twenty hours of community service work to be completed while on ISP. Clients are required to complete those hours at a non-profit organization and provide verification to their supervising Officer.

Are there any costs involved in ISP?

Although Intensive Supervision itself is of no cost, there are costs related to probation. The Court assesses certain costs dependent upon the individual situation. Court costs, attorney's fees, restitution, fines, and supervision fees can be ordered. Court costs need to be paid at the courthouse. Also, if House Arrest is utilized while on ISP, a fee isinvolved. There is a cost related to urinalysis testing.

What are the office hours?

Regular office hours are 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday but several Officers keep hours beyond these times to accommodate evening appointments. If trying to reach an Officer, the best thing to do is contact the office first at 913-715-4555. The emergency contact number is 913-764-7411.

When applying for a job, does the employer have to know about probation?

Yes, Officers will make contact with employers to verify employment and status.

Is travel outside Kansas City area permitted while on ISP?

Yes, travel is permitted in most circumstances. A travel permit will need to be completed which provides the client with written authorization to be out of the area. If the client is in violation status travel may be denied.

What services are available for offenders while on ISP?

There are numerous services available. Dependent upon the individual, ISP clients have available to them the resources listed on our Education/Counseling Services webpage.

How long is ISP?

ISP is typically a twelve month program. There are instances in which the Judge may order the client to be on for a longer period of time and sometimes even a shorter period of time. There is an opportunity for clients to be released early contingent upon successful completion of all court obligations. 

Why are school contacts necessary?

This agency and the Courts believe education is vital to an offender's success. Therefore, our officers make contact with school administration as well as teachers and counselors to ensure attendance, grades, and behaviors are in accordance with the offender’s probation. 

“While ISP could stand for Invariably Seeing Potential or even Investing in the Success of People, it does involve a group of genuinely caring professionals dedicated to helping juveniles during this challenging phase of their lives.”

 

- Tom Truax, Senior Case Manager, JISP