Drug Court Defense Counsel Contract Opportunity - Sixth Judicial District

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 9:19am

The State Public Defender’s Office is seeking to contract with an attorney to be part of the 6th JudicialDistrict Drug Court Program in Linn County, Iowa. The contract will begin on September 13, 2021 and end on June 30, 2022. It is anticipated that the attorney selected for this contract will spend about 35 hours per month in providing these drug court services. Rate of pay is $2,080.00 per month.


This contract would require assisting eligible offenders to become substance abuse free, responsible citizens.  The drug court will provide extremely intensive one-on-one supervision, treatment, intervention, support, and other related services to assist offender change.

The Drug Court Team, consisting of Judge, Prosecutors, Defense Counsel, Probation/Parole Officer, and a treatment provider focuses on a Non-Adversarial approach to offender recovery and law-abiding behavior.  The Team will meet on a weekly basis to manage all cases in a Non-Adversarial approach. 

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter (e-mailed PDF is strongly preferred) by August 23, 2021 to: 

Elisabeth Huston

State Public Defender

Lucas State Office Building

Des Moines, IA 50319