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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
  • Aftercare
  • Gender Specific Community Initiative
  • Disproportionate Minority Contact
  • Mental Health

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

Meeting Agendas/Minutes

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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 Allen, Chair

YSS, Inc.


Rev. Roy Klobnak, Vice Chair

Iowa Department of Correctional Services (Retired)


Megan Adam

Youth Member


Christy Burkhart

Juvenile Court - 5th Judicial District

Des Moines

Morgan Fritz
Youth Member
Lake Mills

Patrick Garcia

BoysTown Iowa

Council Bluffs

Stephanie Hernandez

Family Resources, Inc.


John Hirl

Youth Member


Kristin Hixenbaugh

Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines

Chad Jensen

Juvenile Court Services, Director

Des Moines

Soomin Koh
Youth Member
Iowa City

Dan Larson

Polk County Juvenlie Detention

Des Moines

Dave McDaniel

Hardin County Sheriff


Jacob Molitor

Meskawki Nation Police Department


Justin Pearson

Crossroads Church


Ariel Perry

Can Play Sports

West Des Moines

Aaron Sewell

Ankeny Community School District


Jennifer Tibbetts

Catherine McAuley Center

Cedar Rapids

Hon. Cheryl Traum

District Associate Judge, 7th District


Jeralyn Westercamp

Youth Member

Cedar Rapids

Doug Wolfe

Iowa Department of Human Services

Des Moines