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 »

CCJ Supports Raising Readers in Story County

Thanks to the United Way and Raising Readers for the opportunity to assist young readers at Roland-Story Elementary School. We had a blast participating in the Day of Caring!           Check out the great work done by Raising Readers in Story County!

2016 Volunteer of the Year

Being volunteer of the year once just wasn’t enough for Carolyn Brockman.  CCJ proudly announces that Carolyn has been named volunteer of the year for 2016.  This represents the second time Carolyn has been so honored. Carolyn is a longtime advocate and supporter of CCJ.  Her contributions include working as a volunteer probation officer, member… Read More »

CCJ Says Goodbye to Student Workers and Interns

CCJ would like to say thank you Cindy Le, Ashley Burkett, and Brandon DeGroot, the 2016 CCJ student interns. We appreciate your dedication and your hard work, and wish you the best in your upcoming endeavors. Thank you for your contributions to the Center for Creative Justice!

CCJ Recognizes Stephen Holmes

CCJ would like to recognize Stephen Holmes for his many years of support. Stephen began his tenure as an ex-officio member of the CCJ Board of Directors in 1989. In addition to serving on the CCJ Board Stephen has volunteered regularly at our annual French toast fundraiser. Stephen has contributed both his time and money… Read More »

2015 Volunteer of the Year

Thank you Pastor Dave Russell for providing unwavering support to CCJ for the past 16 years. In recognition of his service Pastor Russell has been named CCJ Volunteer of the year for 2015. During his 16 years on the CCJ Board of Directors Pastor Russell has worked on the Public Relations Committee and also served… Read More »

CCJ has Highest Non-Recidivism Rate in Its History

The good news is that this year’s statistics show that CCJ has continued to serve our Story County communities at the same high level as in previous years. The even better news is that in the past year, CCJ had the highest non-recidivism rate in its history—93% of the clients who successfully completed their probation… Read More »

CCJ is Thankful for Many Things

The ongoing support we receive from our community The financial support we receive from our donors and the local funding we receive from ASSET The excellent collaboration we have with other area human services agencies and local law enforcement The confidence the court system shows by assigning 78% of the caseload in 2014 The success… Read More »