Mark Kubik (1966-2017)

Unfortunately, there is sad news to report. CCJ suffered an unexpected and tragic loss when we learned that Mark Kubik had passed away on May 17, 2017. Mark worked at CCJ from 2003 to 2015. Most of those twelve years Mark served as our executive director. Mark led CCJ through some turbulent financial years. His… Read More »

2017 CCJ Volunteer of the Year

“Thank you to Pastor Dave Russell for providing unwavering support to CCJ for the past 16 years.”  If that sounds familiar it is. CCJ again wishes to recognize Pastor Dave Russell as CCJ volunteer of the year. During his 18 years on the CCJ Board of Directors Pastor Russell has worked on the Public Relations… Read More »

Recidivism Remains Low at CCJ

CCJ is pleased to announce the results of this year’s recidivism study. Of the clients released from supervision between July of 2015 through June of 2016 94% did not re-offend within the following 12 months. CCJ’s recidivism rate was 6% for this time period. This speaks volumes about the quality of the staff and programming… Read More »

Staff Changes at CCJ

Joseph Schnier has been hired as the new Office Manager at CCJ. Joseph graduated from ISU in May. He completed an internship at CCJ while a student at ISU. Joseph also serves in the Iowa National Guard.  Please join us in welcoming Joseph to the CCJ family.

Annual French Toast Feed

Don’t forget to put Tuesday, April 11 on your calendars. That’s the date of the annual CCJ French Toast feed. It’s all you can eat for $5.00. Children under five eat free. Bring your family and friends. Enjoy some French toast and delicious Hy Vee sausage while helping CCJ continue its mission to provide positive… Read More »

Staff Changes at CCJ

After nine years of exemplary service at CCJ Doug Jones decided to retire and live the good life. Doug was an integral component of the success enjoyed by CCJ. He was an excellent case manager and clients frequently mentioned how his assistance helped them successfully complete their period of supervision. In 2014 Doug received the… Read More »

CCJ Names New Executive Director

Hello. I would like to introduce myself as the new Executive Director at CCJ. My name is Craig Evans and I have worked at CCJ since May of 2010. I started as a part time probation officer after retiring from the Second Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. I worked at DCS for over thirty-three… Read More »

CCJ Recidivism Rate Remains Low

CCJ reports the results of our most recent recidivism study. I am pleased to announce that our rate of non-recidivism remained at 93%. Of our clients that completed probation in 2014 93% did not reoffend with in the following twelve months. We remain very proud of this outcome. All of the CCJ staff work hard… Read More »

CCJ Adds New Board Members

CCJ is pleased to announce the addition of several people to our Board of Directors. Michael Ralston-Mike is currently the President of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. Nathan Wise-Nathan is a custodial supervisor with the Department of Residence at ISU. Monic Behnken-Currently Monic serves as an assistant professor in the Sociology Department at… Read More »

New Student Assistance

CCJ is pleased to offer internships and work study opportunities to interested ISU students. They get an opportunity to learn firsthand about community based corrections while providing needed work assistance to CCJ. This semester we have four ISU students assisting us: Eric Baldwin Joe Schnier Alexxa Blair Devon LaBat They have proven to be fast… Read More »