Long-Range Goals for Iowa's Criminal& Junvenile Justice Systems, 2005

(2005) Long-Range Goals for Iowa's Criminal& Junvenile Justice Systems, 2005. Human Rights, Department of

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Abstract

The attached plan builds upon work done over the last decade. The first plan developed after the creation of the Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning in 1986 was issued in 1990 and annually updated through 1994. Since 1992, the CJJPAC has been required to coordinate their planning activities with those of the Iowa Juvenile Justice Advisory Council (JJAC). In 1995, these two councils developed a new plan consisting of a set of long-range justice system goals to assist policy makers and justice system practitioners as they plan and operate the justice system through the next twenty years. The statutory mandate for such long-range planning required the identification of goals specific enough to provide guidance, but broad enough to be of relevance over a long period of time. The long-range goals adopted by these councils in 1995 covered a wide variety of topics and offered a framework within which current practices could be defined and assessed. Collectively, these long-range goals were meant to provide a single source of direction to the complex assortment of practitioners and policymakers whose individual concerns and decisions collectively define the nature and effectiveness of Iowa’s justice system. The twenty-year goals established in 1995 were reviewed by the councils in 2000 to assess their current relevance. It was determined that, with a few revisions, the goals established in 1995 should be restated in 2000 with a renewed emphasis on their long-range status. This plan builds upon those issued in 1995 and 2000, continuing much of the emphasis of plans, with some new directions charted as appropriate.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: CJJS, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice
Subjects: Law enforcement and courts > Crime > Crime statistics
Law enforcement and courts
Law enforcement and courts > Juvenile justice and rehabilitation
ID Code: 2803
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 12 Sep 2005
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2005
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/2803

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