Decategorization Project

Decategorization of child welfare and juvenile justice funding is an initiative intended to establish systems of delivering human services based upon client needs to replace systems based upon a multitude of categorical funding programs and funding sources, each with different service definitions and eligibility requirements. Supervisors from the County, Juvenile Court Services, and the Department of Human Services create a partnership to collaborate as a county cluster with the purpose of improving the quality of life for local children and families. Services are designed to redirect child welfare and juvenile justice funding to services which are more preventive, family centered, and community-based in order to reduce use of restrictive approaches that rely on institutional, out-of-home, and out-of-community care.

 

CPW Board

CPW Board Members

Paul Beneke (Chair)

Carl Legore

Ryan Holberg

Ryan Riesner

Currently Funded Programs for FY18

 

  • At-Risk Youth (Children and Families of Iowa)

  • Coordination (Linking Families and Communities contract held by HHW Decat Area)

  • Friday Evening Program (Lutheran Services in Iowa, Inc.)

  • Individualized Services (Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center)

  • Intentional Conversations (Fort Dodge Community School District)

  • Mental Health in Schools (Berryhill Mental Health)

  • Strengthening Families (Iowa State Extension)

  • Transportation (Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center)

 

HHW Board

Currently Funded Programs for FY18

 

  • Community Links to Services (Building Families)

  • Coordination (Linking Families and Communities)

  • Healthy Living (All Cultures Equal, Inc.)

  • HOPES (Wright County Public Health)

  • Individualized Services (Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center)

  • Mental Health in Schools (Berryhill Mental Health)

  • Parent Connection (Building Families)

  • Substance Abuse Counseling in Schools (Community and Family Resources)

  • Transportation (Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center)

HHW Board Members

Doug Bailey (Chair)

Karl Helgevold

Erik Underberg

John Dyrkacz

Ryan Riesner

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