But the state faces budget reductions that could cut into those programs.
A Pew Center on the States report Monday said Kansas has made headway in curbing its prison population by offering grants to community corrections programs that decrease the number of probation and parole violators being sent to prison.
Department of Corrections officials say they are being forced to make spending cuts, like the rest of state government.
Proposed cuts for the next fiscal year involve reduced funds to the 31 community corrections agencies supervising probationers and for programs dealing with those on parole.
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