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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

Title II Funding - Related Reports

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.
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Sub-committees

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.

Ames

Rev. Roy Klobnak, Vice Chair

Iowa Department of Correctional Services (Retired)

Creston

Megan Adam

Youth Member

Ames

Christy Burkhart

Juvenile Court - 5th Judicial District

Des Moines

Alexandra Byrnes

Youth Member

Osage

Felicia Carter

Pathways Behavioral Services

Waterloo

Susan Cox

Fifth Judicial District

Des Moines

Wayne Ford, Retired

Urban Dreams

Des Moines

Patrick Garcia

BoysTown Iowa

Council Bluffs

Stephanie Hernandez

Family Resources, Inc.

Davenport

John Hirl

Youth Member

Oskaloosa

Kristin Hixenbaugh

Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines

Chad Jensen

Juvenile Court Services, Director

Des Moines

Jeremy Kaiser

Scott County Juvenlie Detention

Davenport

Dan Lopez

South Tama County School District

Tama

Trevor Lynn

Youth Member

Brighton

Sarah Madojemu

Woodward Academy

Ankeny

Dave McDaniel

Hardin County Sheriff

Eldora

Alan Ostergren

Muscatine County Attorney's Office

Muscatine

Kerrigan Owens

Youth Member

Des Moines

Justin Pearson

Crossroads Church

Norwalk

Tony Reed

Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center

Eldora

Aaron Sewell

Ankeny Community School District

Ankeny

Jennifer Tibbetts

Catherine McAuley Center

Cedar Rapids

Jeff Wallace

Safer Foundation

East Moline

Jeralyn Westercamp

Youth Member

Cedar Rapids

Doug Wolfe

Iowa Department of Human Services

Des Moines