Steve Willis

Policy Director

Steve joined KAC as the Policy Director in 2023. He oversees the daily workflow of the policy team and provides leadership in the development and implementation of policy priorities and strategy. Steve has spent the past 20 years shaping policies to improve the Kansas justice system. His mark is evident in the transformation of drug court policies, resulting in improved outcomes and increased participation. He has served on a mental health coalition, the Kansas Supreme Court Specialty Court Committee, and as Vice President of the Kansas Community Corrections Advisory Committee.

Steve is from Salina and a graduate of Kansas Wesleyan University. Steve, along with his wife Rachel and son Paxton, reside in Topeka. Outside of his professional endeavors, they find joy in sports (especially when cheering on Paxton) and moments spent with family, coupled with a love for travel.

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