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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 and Delinquency Prevention Act formula grant funds and to develop plans for system improvements.  The State of Iowa receives annual federal funding for the followiing areas:

  • Juvenile Justice Youth Development Allocation
  • Aftercare
  • Gender Specific Community Initiative
  • Disproportionate Minority Contact
  • Mental Health

Recent JJAC Meetings

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

Jeralyn Westercamp, Chair

Youth Member

Cedar Rapids

Andrew Allen, Vice Chair

YSS, Inc.

Ames

Christy Burkhart

Polk County Juvenile Court

Des Moines

Susan Cox

Fifth Judicial District

Des Moines

Karyn Finn

Pediatric Integrated Health

Waterloo

Wayne Ford

Urban Dreams

Des Moines

Stephanie Hernandez

Family Resources, Inc.

Davenport

Chad Jensen

Juvenile Court -

5th Judicial District

Des Moines

Jeremy Kaiser

Scott County Juvenlie Detention

Davenport

Rev. Roy Klobnak

Iowa Department of Correctional Services

Creston

Dan Lopez

South Tama County School District

Tama

Trevor Lynn

Youth Member

Brighton

Dillon Malone

Youth Member

Dow City

John Quinn

Waukee Police Department

Waukee

Tony Reed

Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center

Eldora

Carl R. Smith, Ph.D.

Iowa State University

Ankeny

Jennifer Tibbetts

Catherine McAuley Center

Cedar Rapids

Julie Walton

Scott County Attorney's Office

Davenport

Doug Wolfe

Iowa Department of Human Services

Des Moines