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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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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

Name Agency City
Andrew Allen, Chair YSS, Inc. Ames
Patrick Garcia, Vice Chair Boys Town Iowa Council Bluffs
Christy Burkhart Juvenile Court - 5th Judicial District Des Moines
Diamond Denney Iowa Health & Human Services Des Moines
Morgan Fritz Youth Member Lake Mills
Stephanie Hernandez Family Resources, Inc. Davenport
Chad Jensen Juvenile Court Services, Director Des Moines
Rev. Roy Klobnak Iowa Department of Correctional Services (Retired) Creston
Soomin Koh Youth Member Iowa City
Leslie Lampe   Algona
Dan Larson Polk County Juvenile Detention Center Des Moines
Dave McDaniel Hardin County Sheriff Eldora
Jacob Molitor Marshalltown Police Department Tama
Ariel Perry   West Des Moines
Jennifer Tibbetts Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission Cedar Rapids
Hon. Cheryl Traum District Associate Judge, 7th District Davenport
Jeralyn Westercamp Youth Member Cedar Rapids
Doug Wolfe Iowa Health & Human Services Des Moines