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Juvenile Justice Advisory Council

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Council (JJAC) is appointed by the Governor pursuant to federal law to oversee Iowa's use of the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (as amended 12/2018) Title II Formula Grant funds and to develop plans for system improvements.  The State of Iowa receives annual federal funding for the following areas:

  • Juvenile Justice Youth Development Allocation
  • Prevention & Intervention
  • Behavioral Health
  • Transition of Youth
  • Gender Equity
  • Disproportionate Minority Contact

Goals & Objectives
2021-2023 Priority Areas/Goals & Objectives
2018-2021 Goals-Objectives

Meeting Agendas/Minutes

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Council/Subcommittee Members--please use the 'Request for Consideration' when requesting travel or conference registrations.
Request for Consideration


The JJAC has two subcommittees that focus on specific areas within the juvenile justice system.  More information can be found on the following pages:  

Juvenile Justice Advisory Council Members

Andrew AllenYSS, Inc.


Rev. Roy KlobnakIowa Department of Correctional Services (Retired)Creston
Christy BurkhartJuvenile Court - 5th Judicial DistrictDes Moines
Morgan FritzYouth MemberLake Mills
Patrick GarciaBoysTown IowaCouncil Bluffs
Stephanie HernandezFamily Resources, Inc.Davenport
Chad JensenJuvenile Court Services, DirectorDes Moines
Soomin KohYouth MemberIowa City
Dan LarsonPolk County Juvenile Detention CenterDes Moines
Dave McDanielHardin County SheriffEldora
Jacob MolitorMeskwaki Nation Police DepartmentTama
Ariel PerryCan Play SportsWest Des Moines
Jennifer TibbettsCedar Rapids Civil Rights CommissionCedar Rapids
Hon. Cheryl TraumDistrict Associate Judge, 7th DistrictDavenport
Jeralyn WestercampYouth MemberCedar Rapids
Doug WolfeIowa Department of Health & Human ServicesDes Moines