Department of Corrections - manages the daily operations of the state correctional institutions and a variety of community-based services.
Department of Criminal Justice Training - provides basic, skills enhancement, telecommunications, leadership development and advanced individual training for law enforcement personnel statewide.
Department of Juvenile Justice - administers programs dealing with juvenile crime prevention and maintains the juvenile facilities for public offenders.
Department of Public Advocacy - The Mission of DPA is to provide each eligible client with high quality services through an effective trial and post-trial delivery system, including a defender staff dedicated to the interests of their clients and the improvement of the criminal justice system. Today, DPA is an independent state agency providing services in all 120 Kentucky counties primarily through 29 field offices and a central office located in Frankfort.
Kentucky State Police - responsible for highway safety and traffic control, detects and prevents crime, apprehends criminals, and maintains law and order throughout the state.
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Office of Drug Control Policy - the vision of the Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) is to lead the nation in ensuring a united effort among prevention, treatment, education and law enforcement initiatives to address drug abuse in Kentucky.
Kentucky Medical Examiner - provides assistance to the state’s coroners in determining the cause and manner of death and identification of the deceased.
Kentucky Parole Board - grants and revokes parole for adult felony offenders incarcerated in Kentucky correctional institutions. The Parole Board is attached to the Cabinet for administrative purposes only.
Grants Management Branch - administers federal and state funds to local communities.
Office of Investigations - receives and investigates certain limited allegations involving abuse of juveniles committed to, or in the custody of, the Department of Juvenile Justice and investigates administrative violations within the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet as determined by the Cabinet Secretary.