Specifications include, but are not limited to: The State of Iowa will provide a grant for a community to reduce recidivism, improve outcomes
for youth, decrease the juvenile crime rate, and increase public safety by using evidence-based
practices (EBP), providing services responsive to identified populations (e.g. youth of color,
females, etc.), and addressing one or more of the following priority areas:
• Services to divert youth from referrals to Juvenile Court Services
• Community-based juvenile detention alternatives
• Enhancing mental health services for juvenile offenders.