The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet is the second largest cabinet in state government with more than 7,000 employees. The
cabinet oversees five departments: the Kentucky State Police, the Department of
Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Criminal
Justice Training and the Department of Public Advocacy. The cabinet also
administers the Office of the State Medical Examiner and the Office of Drug Control
The Cabinet's mission is to ensure the safety and security of Kentucky communities through a fair and impartial administration of taxpayer resources. The Cabinet's approach centers on protecting citizens, restoring victims and reforming wrongdoers – all in a focused environment where everything is measured for accountability and performance. The Cabinet also seeks the best possible return from our public safety investment by using evidence-based programs, fiscal discipline and data-driven strategies. Likewise, the Cabinet is committed to holding offenders to the highest standards of personal accountability and responsibility.