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Iowa Juvenile Home Investigation Meetings Scheduled

By |2013-09-06T13:43:25-06:00September 5th, 2013|Categories: Featured, Health Care, Public Safety, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

In recent weeks, news reports have brought to light the treatment of children at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. These issues were brought forward after a site visit by the Disability Rights Iowa, which is part of a national network of protection and advocacy systems established in the 1970s by the U.S. Congress to respond [...]

Fewer Young Iowans Committing Crimes, Enter Justice System

By |2012-07-09T09:10:32-06:00July 9th, 2012|Categories: Featured, Public Safety, Recent News|Tags: , |

The Iowa Department of Human Rights’ Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) announced that fewer young Iowans are entering the juvenile justice system, according to statewide data. In recent years juvenile arrests decreased 20 percent (2007-2011) and complaints to Juvenile Court Services were down 19 percent (2008-2011).  There has also been a 29 percent [...]

Democrats Urge Quick Action on National Guard Tuition Help

By |2012-01-17T16:11:14-06:00January 17th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Budget, Featured, Public Safety, Recent News, Veterans|Tags: , , , , , , |

House Democrats today encouraged Republicans to take quick action on two bills to prevent tuition hikes on national guard members and improve safety at Iowa’s correctional institutions. “House Democrats are ready to take swift action this week and stop the tuition hike on national guard members. We are ready to work with Republicans and get the [...]

Chief Justice Cady Addresses Legislature

By |2011-01-12T10:54:31-06:00January 12th, 2011|Categories: Featured, Public Safety, Recent News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Today, Chief Justice Mark Cady delivered the annual State of the Judiciary to a joint session of the Iowa House and Senate. Justice Cady is serving as the interim chief justice until new justices are appointed to fill three vacancies currently on the court. The Chief Justice focused on Iowans access to the judicial system and [...]

Rep Kressig Named Iowa State Reserve Law Officer's 2010 Legislator of the Year

By |2010-09-10T08:33:29-06:00September 10th, 2010|Categories: Candidates 2011, Featured, Public Safety, Recent News|

The Iowa State Reserve Law Officers Association honored State Representative Bob Kressig with their 2010 “Legislator of the Year” award on September 8, 2010.  The award ceremony was held at the Cedar Falls Police Department. House District 19 Representative Kressig was instrumental in getting HF426 passed during the 2010 legislative session.  This bill provided that state [...]

New “Curb It-Click It” Campaign for Safe Roads

By |2010-07-14T13:44:05-06:00July 14th, 2010|Categories: Public Safety|Tags: , , , |

Jointly with the Governor’s Office, the Departments of Transportation and Public Safety launched the “Curb It-Click It” campaign in an effort to make Iowa’s roads safer. This campaign comes as a result of two bills passed by the Legislature: banning texting while driving and the youth seatbelt law. Detailed information about Iowa’s seatbelt and texting laws [...]

New Program to Help Domestic Violence Victims

By |2010-05-06T15:06:51-06:00May 6th, 2010|Categories: Public Safety|

In a continued effort to protect victims of domestic violence,  The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been chosen to participate in a ground-breaking two-year violence prevention initiative. Project Connect: A Coordinated Public Health Initiative to Prevent Violence against Women. The program is designed to improve the safety of women and children. It is funded by the Office on [...]

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