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The Fifth Judicial District, Department of Correctional Services is a community based correctional agency which provides a variety of services to approximately 8,000 offenders in South-Central Iowa. We provide supervision and treatment to offenders prior to conviction, post conviction, and for offenders in residential settings. We utilize evidence based practices to achieve our Vision of "A Fifth Judicial District with No More Victims".

The belief and values of the over 250 employees of the Fifth Judicial District are that people can change; offenders can become stable, productive citizens, and employees; that every person should be treated with dignity and respect; that our work efforts need to facilitate public safety, and that everyone must work as a team if we are to succeed. We base our services on those beliefs and values.

We have not only survived, but have actually improved the delivery of services during budget cycles which have included decreases to our budget. We use technology, but more importantly hire staff that understand and embrace our mission.

Our mission is to "protect the public, employees, and offenders from victimization, and, we seek to help transform offenders into productive Iowa citizens". We acknowledge that this work cannot be done in a vacuum and we rely heavily on the collaborative community partners that share in this work. We work closely with victim rights groups in order to be responsive to victim´s needs. We hope to expand our efforts at developing a more diverse work force, and therefore encourage minorities and people fluent in other languages to apply for either employment or volunteer opportunities.

Fifth District Service Area Map, 16 Counties in South Central Iowa.

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Jim Hancock Center
1000 Washington Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 242-6600

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** Group fees still need to be paid at the office where you go to group. **

There is a 2.65% or minimum of a $3.00 charge for this service. More Info
 

ICA Fall Conference 2018

The 2018 Fall ICA Conference is being held at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center at ISU in Ames, Iowa from October 10th – 12th, 2018. Click Here for more info.
 

Women in Corrections

The 20th Annual Women in Corrections Conference will be held at the Newton Christian Center in Newton, IA from September 27th - 28th, 2018. Registration is now open. More Info
 



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