Iowa Stepping Up Summit

October 24, 2018
Hy-Vee Hall, Des Moines

This summit will feature keynote speakers and breakout sessions that are action oriented and will include planning sessions 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 2018, 57 Iowa Counties had signed a resolution and decided to take action in their communities.

When? Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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

Hotel Room Block: We have reserved a hotel room block at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown (435 Park Street, Des Moines) for Tuesday, October 23. Please call the hotel directly at 515.241.1456 and ask for the Iowa State Association of Counties group rate of $139/night

Questions? Contact Rachel Bennett at 515.244.7181 or