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CCJ/Mark Kubik Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship Awarded

On April 20, 2018 Iowa State University awarded the first annual CCJ/Mark Kubik Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship.  This year’s award went to Rodney Harris a junior at ISU majoring in criminal justice.  Rodney maintains a 3.5 GPA and is currently interning at the Ft. Des Moines Residential Correctional Facility in Des Moines.  After graduation he… Read More »

French Toast Event a Success

Thanks to all of you who attended or helped out with CCJ’s annual French Toast Event this year. It was great to see many old friends and a lot of new faces. Veterans of the event all seemed to believe that this was one of the busiest years we have had since the event was… Read More »

2018 Annual French Toast Feed

Don’t forget to put Tuesday, April 10 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 change… Read More »

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 »