The JJYD Policy Board was originally organized to support a grant which provided funding to foster collaboration on juvenile crime prevention projects between local agencies, including Iowa City schools. These projects are now funded by Johnson County, often serving as a valuable source for matching state and federal funds. The JJYD Policy Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors.
Number of Members
A maximum of 42 members. Of the 42 members, 29 can be ex-officio.
The Johnson County Board of Supervisors appoints 13 members of the JJYD Policy Board, with the following supplemental qualifications:
- 7 representatives from business, parents, residents, youth
- 3 representatives from Social Services Agencies
- 1 representative from Law Enforcement
- 1 representative from Juvenile Court Services
- 1 representative from the Board of Supervisors
Ex-officio members have all the rights and responsibilities of appointed members, except the right to vote on JJYD Policy Board matters. The ex-officio members shall be distributed among local organizations as follows:
- Up to 12 government representatives : One from each of the following cities: Coralville, Hills, Iowa City, Lone Tree, North Liberty, Oxford, Shueyville, Solon, Swisher and University Heights
- Up to 9 school districts and higher education representatives: One from each of the following: Clear Creek Amana, Iowa City, Iowa Mennonite, Lone Tree, Regina and Solon School Districts; One from each of the following higher education institutions: Iowa State Extension, Kirkwood Community College, University of Iowa
- Up to 6 law enforcement personnel: One from each of the following municipal police departments: Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, and University Heights and One from the Sheriff’s Office and County Attorney’s Office
- Up to 2 Johnson County youth
Appointed members serve three year terms. Ex-officio members may serve for any period of time, as designated by their respective organizations.
JJYD Policy Board Duties
Spearhead the development of countywide prevention, intervention, and sanction services coordination
Oversee the development of assessment and monitoring systems
Review strategic planning and monitor progress of projects
Brief the community on the value of asset building by talking to local groups and engaging in other promotional activities
Promote activities that are designed to raise assets in youth
Provide and develop funding for asset building programs in the community
Act as a source of information and communication conduit for various groups and individuals interested in participating in projects