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 [...]