Polk County Decategorization


To promote a cooperative and collaborative process that strives to provide and support an efficient and effective continuum of service delivery to Polk County children and families involved in, or at risk of being involved in, the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system.

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Project & CPPC Coordinator position open!


“Decategorization” is an initiative established pursuant to Iowa Code Section 232.188 designed to redirect Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice/Juvenile Court Services (JCS) funding to services that are more preventive, family-centered, and community-based in order to reduce use of more restrictive approaches. Polk Decategorization has an opening for a Project/CPPC Coordinator that will be effective on or before September 1, 2017.
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Community Event Funding Request Forms Now Available!


Polk Decat is pleased to once again offer the opportunity for local agencies, organizations, associations, and human services programs to apply for Community Event Funding! Up to $500 (per fiscal year) can be requested by a group to help support free events which strengthen families & protect children.
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