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Executive Summary - DMC Plan - 2018

The above link is for the Executive Summary - DMC Plan - 2018 which provides basic data and an overview of Iowa’s DMC reduction strategies planned for CY’s 2018-20.  It also provides information regarding a noteworthy partnership combining state-level efforts to improve the juvenile justice system for girls and minority youth.  The reduction strategies in this state-level report were developed and approved by Iowa’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Council (JJAC), its DMC Subcommittee (DMC Sub) and the Iowa Task force for Young Women (ITFYW).  The JJAC and its subcommittees are provided staff support by the Iowa Department of Human Rights, Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP).  CJJP is the designated state agency administering federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) funding. 

Data Reports

Below are reports with juvenile justice system planning data.  The data in the newly released reports are organized by race/ethnicity and gender and include calendar year 2017 data.   It is intended the data will further state and local collaborative policy and practice efforts to reduce the overrepresentation of minority youth in Iowa's juvenile justice system.  The reports contain data regarding juvenile population/student enrollment, in and out-of-school suspensions (removals), and select juvenile justice decision making points (complaints, allegations, diversions, petitions, and juvenile detention facility holds).  The data reports are part of an ongoing partnership by the Department of Human Rights, Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning and the Iowa State Court Administrator's Office to provide data, to continue engagement of collaboratives and key leadership, to encourage discussion, and to actively affect efforts to reduce juvenile justice system overrepresentation of minority youth. 

CJJP has developed a web-based application, called the Easy Access to Juvenile Court Data (EZA), to allow for interactive access to key decision points in the juvenile justice system (complaints, charges/allegations, informal adjustments and petitions).  Data in this application are updated every 7 months, to allow for more timely data.

2017 Data Reports

Statewide Data Report

Black Hawk County Data Report

Des Moines County Data Report

Dubuque County Data Report

Johnson County Data Report

Linn County Data Report

Polk County Data Report

Pottawattamie County Data Report

Scott County Data Report

Webster County Data Report

Woodbury County Data Report

DMC Matrices

As part of the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP Act), the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) designed matrices that states are required to submit with their annual JJDP Act formula grant application. The matrices present major decision points and compare processing “rates” by race and ethnicity through the relative rate index. The "relative rate index" (RRI) is OJJDP's identified method to compare rates. If the processing rate for one race/ethnic category of youth is identical to that of another, the relative rate index is a "1."  Ultimately, state and local users of the matrices will need to examine the rates of each racial/ethnic group and consider what an "acceptable rate" is in addition to the relative rate. The data provided in the below matrices are “incident” based rather than “case/youth” based for calendar year 2017.  

2017 DMC Matrices
Statewide Matrices-2017

Black Hawk County Matrices-2017

Des Moines County Matrices-2017

Dubuque County Matrices-2017

Johnson County Matrices-2017

Linn County Matrices-2017

Polk County Matrices-2017

Pottawattamie County Matrices-2017

Scott County Matrices-2017

Webster County Matrices-2017

Woodbury County Matrices-2017

Intervention Plans

The below documents relate to intervention strategies and are excerpts from Iowa’s 2018 Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Compliance Plan. The documents provide information regarding activities and progress with DMC for the State and select county level jurisdictions for CY 2017, and DMC reduction strategies planned for CY 2018. The information provided in these documents includes: the application of services, system changes, training, and technical assistance, at the state and county levels to reduce DMC in Iowa’s juvenile justice system. 

2018 Intervention Plans

Statewide Intervention Plan

Black Hawk County Intervention Plan

 Dubuque County Intervention Plan

Johnson County Intervention Plan

Linn County Intervention Plan

Polk Intervention Plan

Pottawattamie County Intervention Plan

Scott County Intervention Plan

Webster County Intervention Plan

Woodbury County Intervention Plan