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New Commission Members

Dec 08, 2017

photo of Christopher MannChristopher Mann is an attorney, currently in private practice. Chris opened Mann Law Firm, P.A. in 2017 to serve clients in criminal and personal injury matters.  He also serves as a part-time prosecutor for Gardner Municipal Court. 

Chris attended Washburn Law School in 2007, having received the Koch Scholar (Full-Tuition) Award.  After law school Chris became a prosecutor in Wyandotte County where he handled cases from minor traffic offenses to major person felonies.  He then took his trial experience to the Kansas Securities Commissioner’s Office, where he prosecuted complex white-collar crimes throughout the State. 

Chris formerly served as a police officer with the Lawrence, Kansas Police Department from 1998-2004.  He retired in 2004 after being injured in the line of duty by a drunk driver.  As a result of the devastating loss of his career and his desire to help others, Chris began volunteering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and has worked with legislators in Kansas and across the nation to improve drunk driving laws.  Chris is now the Chair of the National Board of Directors for MADD and speaks with victims, law enforcement, industry groups and major sports teams across the nation about his experience and issues surrounding impaired driving.

Chris is married to Ashely, who is in Fellowship at the University of Kansas Hospital for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.  They have one 2 year old daughter.   

Jessphoto of Jessica Dommeica G. Domme is an Assistant Attorney General within the Criminal Litigation Division of the Office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. AAG Domme joined the Attorney General’s Office in January 2013 as the designated domestic violence prosecutor.  In this role, AAG Domme prosecuted domestic violence cases statewide and served as a training resource for law enforcement and prosecutors throughout the state.  In May 2016, AAG Domme began managing a broader caseload, including homicides, child sex offenses and cases involving public officials.  She has served as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Domestic Violence Training, the Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) Certification Panel and BIP Disciplinary Panel.  AAG Domme is currently a member of the Kansas Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Working Group. 

AAG Domme graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washburn University, with a major in Political Science.  From 2000-2005, she served as leadership staff for the Kansas House of Representatives.  AAG Domme graduated with Dean’s Honors from Washburn University School of Law and was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 2007.  Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in Johnson and Shawnee Counties, prosecuting misdemeanor and general felony crimes.   AAG Domme is a member of the Kansas County and District Attorneys Association and the Topeka Bar Association. 

Outside the courtroom, AAG Domme serves as a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary, Topeka #3, and the Topeka Day Care (TDC) Adventures in Early Learning Center (AELC) Parent Connect Committee.  She is also a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she serves as an Elder and co-chairs the Educational Ministries Team.  AAG Domme was a 2015 Honoree of the Boy Scouts of America Jayhawk Area Council’s Topeka’s Top “20 Under 40.”  AAG Domme and her husband, Lawrence, reside in Shawnee County with their two daughters.

Meredithphoto of Meredith Butler Butler earned her Bachelor’s Degree in criminology from Kansas State University in 1996 and her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays University in 2012. She has been employed with the 8th Judicial District Community Corrections since March 1997 where she has focused on developing effective programs and interventions for adult and juvenile offenders. She is the co-founder of the Geary County Prevention Partnership and has served in several advisory roles relating to juvenile and adult justice, education and prevention programming. She currently serves as the Chair for the Kansas Corrections Care Coalition focusing on reducing fatigue of corrections professionals.

photo of Commission member Johnathan OgletreeJonathan Ogletree has been a member of the Prisoner Review Board for Kansas Department of Corrections since their inception July 1, 2011 and promoted to the Chair position as of January 3, 2016.  Jonathan has worked in the criminal justice system for over 22 years. He began his career with Kansas Department of Corrections in 1989 at the Lansing Correctional Facility as a Corrections Officer and has also served as a Correctional Counselor, Unit Team Manager and Director of the Shawnee County Re-Entry Program. He has completed two National Institute of Correction (NIC) leadership training programs and  the Advanced Practicum for the “Thinking for a Change Program” through NIC and serves as a trainer for both KDOC and NIC.  He is currently a member of the Kansas Council for Interstate Adult Offender Committee and the Professional Development Committee for Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI).  Jonathan has a Bachelor of Science degree from Friends University in Organizational Management and Leadership, and a Master of Arts degree from Webster University in Management.