Polk County Decategorization


Vacant, Polk County Decategorization Coordinator


Jaime Stevens, Polk County Decategorization Project & CPPC Coordinator

As the Project & CPPC Coordinator for Polk County Decategorization, Jaime is responsible for efforts to engage & involve stakeholders from throughout Polk County in our Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) and for the management of a variety of projects. Jaime has her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Iowa State University and has over 20 years of experience coordinating various programs within Polk County. 

Jay Hansen, Polk County Decategorization Pre-Arrest Diversion Case Manager

As the Pre-Arrest Diversion Case Manager, Jay is responsible for overseeing and providing direct service for youth and families participating in the Des Moines Police Department (DMPD) Second Chance Program. Providing Case Management for youth who commit delinquent acts, ages 10-17, utilizing a research-based approach and providing these youth who commit simple and/ or some suits misdemeanor level offense with the opportunity to participate in evidence and prevention-based programming. Creating and utilizing community partnerships to help strengthen the community and implement Restorative Justice practices for youth, families, and community. Jay's background includes nine years working with youth with mental health or involvement with Juvenile Court Services (JCS). He holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Grand View University.

Lisa Cort, Polk County Decategrorization Administrative Assistant 

As the Administrative Assistant, at Polk County Decatorization, Lisa is responsible for resource fulfillment, record keeping for Polk County DCAT and grant-funded projects that address child welfare/juvenile justice issues; provides maintenance of website, and assists Decat Coordinator in administrative and clerical Decat activities. Lisa holds an Associates degree in Accounting from Des Moines Area Community College.