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Iowa Supreme Court Acting Chief Justice David Wiggins to retire

Today, Iowa Supreme Court Acting Chief Justice David Wiggins, West Des Moines, announced his retirement effective March 13, 2020. Acting Chief Justice Wiggins was appointed to the supreme court in 2003. His complete biography is on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at 

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State of the Judiciary Message — January 15

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 10 a.m. in the House Chambers, Acting Chief Justice David Wiggins of the Iowa Supreme Court will address a joint convention of the General Assembly on the Condition of the Judiciary.

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Federal grant to benefit problem solving courts serving Iowans statewide

The Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded the Iowa Judicial Branch a three-year, $500,000 grant to establish uniform standards for Iowa’s adult problem solving courts and to implement a long-term strategy to create a statewide system of support and accountability. Implementation of the strategy began with the recent hiring of a Statewide Problem Solving Court Coordinator. The strategy also includes the development and implementation of standard data collection and performance measurement policies and the formation of an Iowa problem solving court professionals association that will provide training, create opportunities for collaboration, and assist in the implementation of best practices.

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