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Full Name: Jeff Cowger

Title: Commissioner

Commission Title: Commissioner

Role Group: Parole & Probation

Agency: Kansas Department of Corrections – Juvenile Services

Unit: Kansas Department of Corrections – Juvenile Services

Address: 714 SW Jackson, Ste. 300

Topeka, Kansas 66603

Region: Midwest

Office Email: KDOC_Kansas_ICJ@ks.gov

Office Phone:

Direct Phone: (785) 230-6121


Fax 1: (785) 596-6078

Fax 2:



Jeff Cowger is Chief Legal Counsel for the Kansas Department of Corrections.  As part of his duties he serves as the Commissioner/Compact Administrator in Kansas for the Interstate Compact on Juveniles. He was formerly General Counsel to the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority, Director of Unemployment for the Kansas Department of Labor and Legal Counsel for the Lansing Correctional Facility. Prior to his state service he was in private practice for many years focusing on juvenile and criminal law. He served for 25 years with the 35th Infantry Division Band of the Kansas Army National Guard. He has a Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Kansas, a Bachelor of Science in Instrumental Music Education from Missouri Western University and a Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law.