The Attorney General’s Office provides legal services to state agencies and boards, promotes open and accountable government, issues Attorney General’s Opinions, protects consumers from fraud, assists the victims of crime and defends the state in civil proceedings.
- Administration Division
Provides the day-to-day accounting, budgeting, purchasing, communications, information technology, and human resources functions for the agency.
- Civil Litigation Division
Handles cases on behalf of the State of Kansas, advises state agencies in an effort to reduce or avoid costly litigation whenever possible, negotiates settlements and defends cases pursuant to the Kansas Tort Claims Act, handles civil commitments pursuant to the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act, and represents state agencies in licensing matters. The Kansas Open Government Enforcement Unit and Tobacco Enforcement Unit are also part of this division.
- Consumer Protection Division
Investigates scams, mediates and prosecutes violations of consumer protection acts and provides helpful information to consumers on a variety of topics.
- Crime Victims Compensation Division
Provides victims with financial assistance for loss of earnings and out-of-pocket loss for injuries sustained as a direct result of violent crime.
- Criminal Litigation Division
Advises and assists county and district attorneys and local law enforcement officials in the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases.
- Fraud & Abuse Litigation Division
Investigates, prosecutes and consults with local officials on cases of financial or other abuses of vulnerable adults.
- Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Conducts investigations at the request of local law enforcement agencies and at the direction of the Attorney General.
- Legal Opinions and Government Counsel Division
Researches and prepares legal opinions for certain public officials that may resolve legal disputes thereby avoiding litigation. Provides legal advice to professional licensing boards and other governmental agencies.
- Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division
Investigates and prosecutes health care providers who defraud the Medicaid program and complaints of patient financial or physical abuse and neglect by Medicaid providers.
- Medicaid Inspector General
Audits, investigates and conducts performance reviews to provide increased accountability, integrity and oversight of the Kansas Medicaid program (KanCare), the MediKan program, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
- Solicitor Division
Represents the State in civil and criminal appeals.
- Victims' Services Division
Educates crime victims and community members on victims' rights and coordinates statewide victims' service programs.