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The Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice and Youth Development formula-based application represents a continuing effort to align and improve juvenile justice /child welfare programs. This alignment effort through the Decatorgization governance boards has been undertaken because the Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) and the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) recognize that effective child welfare/juvenile justice/youth development practices have evolved in the areas of community cooperation, collaboration, planning and assessment. There are several purposes for this plan which include: meeting requirements in the Iowa Code, and assuring accounting of public funds to be spent to achieve results expected for children and families. The plan also assists the Department of Human Services, CJJP and the State to determine needs, trends and successful strategies; and to promote attainment of results in local communities with technical assistance and support from the state level.
The primary goal of this program is to promote positive youth development by helping communities provide their children, families, neighborhoods and institutions with knowledge skills and opportunities necessary to foster healthy and nurturing environments that support the growth and development of productive and responsible citizens.

Approximately $1.5 million is available for allocation to decategorization project governance boards. The decategorization project governance boards awards are based on a formula (child population, ages 5-17). To receive the amount determined by the formula, the joint application (Child Welfare/Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Plan) must be approved.

2003 Child Welfare/Juvenile Justice Youth Development Local Funding Categories
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