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CPPC, in conjunction with CJJP, held a Family Team Decision Making (FTDM) Facilitator Training April 26-28. A dynamic group of people trained to be able to lead FTDMs. The trainers, Chris Secrist and Lori Mozena were amazing and the group really felt like they learned how to facilitate meetings for families in need. Thank you to everyone involved! Read more »


Alycia Green is our featured MYFI Student of the month. Alycia Green was a graduate of and a volunteer for Dress For Success Going Places Network. She then became a member of the Professional Womens Group soon after. One month ago, Alycia was asked to apply for the 2017 Success Summit: Women’s Leadership Conference. She applied and was selected to go to Phoenix, Arizona as a representative for Dress for Success- Des Moines. Read more »


Polk County Decategorization and Juvenile Court Services (JCS) held a Dual Status Youth Training on April 20th & 21st to focus on collaborative leadership and infrastructure. The term “dual status youth” refers to youth who have come into contact with both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems (Wiig, Tuell, & Heldman, 2013). This training was to provide collaborative leadership in efforts to better serve dually-identified youth, dually-involved youth and dually-adjudicated youth. This training brought 25 representatives together from JCS, DHS, APCA, CJJP and DMPS to collaboratively formulate a plan to better serve our Dual Status Youths. These efforts will help decrease recidivism and disproportionality rates in Polk County. Read more »


Yvette Burton from Burton Translation and Education Services, LLC shared what providers need to know about using interpreters. Read more »


Polk County Decat and CPPC held a Providers Fair on Thursday, April 13th. Over 30 agencies participated, drawing in a crowd of over 200 people! Read more »


Service workers, JCOs, agency members and the community had a chance to take part in a wonderful presentation by Iowa Legal Aid on April 13th. The topic was Landlord Tenant Law and ILA had a crowd of over 50 attend 2 separate presentations. Many thanks to Iowa Legal Aid for their time and expertise! Read more »


You are cordially invited to the Polk Decat/CPPC Provider Fair on Thursday, April 13th at Polk County River Place, 2309 Euclid Avenue, Conference rooms 1 and 1A as well as in the lobby. Read more »


Unlocking the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)’s Potential to Support Early Learning Read more »

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