The Iowa Coalition 4 Juvenile Justice works on behalf of children sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
Primary Contact Name: JoAnne Talarico
Bill Number: SF 448
Type of Reform
Sentencing Reform: Created options other than life without parole for youth.
Childhood Convicted: The Waiver of Iowa’s Youth to the Adult Criminal Justice System (2018)
This is a report about Iowa’s waiver process and how many youths are currently statutorily excluded from juvenile court.
Unlicensed and Unlawful: The Failure to Ensure Safe and Evidence-Based Treatment at the Boys State Training School (2017)
This report by Disability Rights Iowa studies the failure of the Iowa Department of Human Services to provide appropriate mental health treatment to the youth at the Boys State Training School in Eldora, Iowa.