Iowa Stepping Up Summit

October 24, 2017
Room 101-103, Hy-Vee Hall, Des Moines

This summit will feature keynote speakers and breakout sessions that are action oriented and will conclude with a planning session of each county team. Programming will be pertinent to communities at all levels – just signed the resolution to those that have programs in place.

Meeting Materials and Presentations

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors who made this event possible!

Who? County officials and employees from every Iowa Stepping Up county

Others are encouraged to attend as well – partners, legislators, and non-stepping-up county officials and employees

What? Stepping Up: A National Initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails. The number of people with mental illness in U.S. jails has reached crisis levels. In counties across the nation, jails now have more people with mental illness than psychiatric hospitals. Stepping Up asks communities to come together to develop an action plan that can be used to achieve measurable impact in local criminal justice systems of all sizes across the country. As of May 2017, 41 Iowa Counties had signed a resolution and decided to take action in their communities.

When? Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Where? Hy-Vee Hall | 730 3rd Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50309

We have reserved a hotel room block at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown (1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines) for Monday, October 23. Please call the hotel directly and ask for the Iowa State Association of Counties group rate of $110/night.

Questions? Contact Rachel Bennett at 515.244.7181 or