Iowa Center for Evaluation & Research
DMC Resource Center


The following sites have been assisted by the DMC Resource Center through technical assistance to address issues related to DMC. To get involved with local initiatives in your area you may contact the DMC Resource Center Coordinator Brad Richardson at (319) 335-4924 or

Click here more information on technical assistance available at the NRCFCP.

To see the card distributed to law enforcement in Blackhawk County with a brief summary of the Iowa code for who may be detained, click here.

The DMC Resource Center provides technical support to communities seeking to reduce disproportionality and those involved in "crossover" efforts (crossover refers to children and youth involved in child welfare or juvenile justice who may also be involved in both sysems). As an aid to assessment of organizational capacity and need we have collected some organizational assessment tools which may be accessed by clicking here.

DMC Counties

Community Contact

Polk Co. (not active)

Polk County Decategorization
2309 Euclid Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310
Phone: 515-725-2600

Des Moines Public Schools

2340 Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310

Black Hawk  Co.

Belinda Creighton-Smith, Pastor
Faith Temple Church, ABC
415 Walnut Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50703




Woodbury Co.




Johnson Co.



Stephan J. Pearson
Juvenile Court Officer
3rd Judicial District
Trosper-Hoyt Bldg

822 Douglas, Rm 201
Sioux City, IA 51101
Phone: (712) 279-6586


LaTasha Massey
Johnson County Social Services
855 S. Dubuque St. Ste 202B
Iowa City, IA 52240
Ofc (319) 688-5708


Webster Co.




Linn Co.



Charles Clayton
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

(515) 576-7388

(515) 408-2633 (cell)


LaTasha Massey
Johnson County Social Services
855 S. Dubuque St. Ste 202B
Iowa City, IA 52240
Ofc (319) 688-5708


Humboldt &
(not active)

Empowerment Coordinator
Building Families
2300 Superior Street
Webster City, IA 50595
Phone: (515) 832-9639

Scott Co.

Marcy Mendenhall, LISW, RPT
Skip-a-long Family and Community Services
4210 44th Ave. Moline, IL 61265
Phone: 309-764-8110
Decategorization Coordinator

Decategorization & Early Childhood Iowa
600 W. 4th St.
Davenport, Iowa 52801-1030
Phone: (563) 326-8221
Fax: (563) 328-3224


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