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Message from the Director

The First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services is a public agency, created and established under Chapter 905 of the Code of Iowa and governed by a Board of Directors. We provide community-based correctional services to 11 counties in northeast Iowa.

»Allamakee

»Black Hawk

»Buchanan

»Chickasaw

»Clayton

»Delaware

»Dubuque

»Fayette

»Grundy

»Howard

»Winneshiek

 

Our motto “First in Safety and Success” embodies our objective to provide community safety by reducing recidivism rates of the individuals under our supervision. This is accomplished by providing appropriate treatment and programming opportunities while holding individuals accountable to their supervision expectations. I am proud of the dedication of our nearly 200 employees and grateful to our community partners that make this happen.

This site will explain our services and also inform you of career opportunities.  Please click the links to learn more about us.

Ken Kolthoff
First District Director

News/Announcements

Declining Recidivism Report!

 

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ICA Conferences
See the Iowa Corrections Association website for information on their upcoming conference Click for more info

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Our Results

Reports that impact our offender population . . . more info here

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Our Strategic Plan . . . .info here

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Restorative Justice . . . info here