TOPEKA – (April 13, 2018) – Labette County Attorney Stephen Jones was recognized for his service to crime victims during this week’s Crime Victims’ Rights Conference in Topeka.
Jones was presented the Outstanding Criminal Justice Victim Service Award for Prosecution by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt during an awards ceremony yesterday.
Jones takes the time to have regular and constant contact with victims. His focus on the needs of domestic violence victims, as well as accountability of those who batter, prompted him to become an active member of the attorney general’s Batterer Intervention Program Advisory Board. He currently chairs the Kansas Domestic Violence Offender Assessment subcommittee. Through his leadership, important improvements are being made to that tool.
To enhance the criminal justice response, Jones frequently collaborates with local law enforcement. He also attends and actively participates in sharing information with local child protection staff. Jones also remains very active in the community with the local school districts, attends monthly meetings with school staff and speaks at the local schools on subjects such as cyber bullying and sexting.
The Kansas Crime Victims’ Rights Conference was hosted by Attorney General Schmidt and Governor Jeff Colyer. The conference featured a number of speakers and trainers focused on raising awareness of emerging crimes and offering new approaches to respond to enduring crimes, such as child abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking.
Photo: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt presented the Outstanding Criminal Justice Victim Service Award for Prosecution to Labette County Attorney Stephen Jones at the 2018 Crime Victims’ Rights Conference in Topeka. Jones was joined at the awards ceremony by members of his family and staff.