Linn County Community Services

Core Functions

LCCS promotes local health and human service availability, access, cost-effectiveness and quality by:

  • Facilitating community collaboration and reducing duplication of services
  • Strategically using County dollars to leverage additional State and Federal Funds
  • Controlling mandated costs by investing in services that promote independence and self-sufficiency
  • Recommending shifts in the use of County funds to meet underfunded community needs within established budget limits
  • Adhering to licensing and accreditation standards
  • Monitoring compliance with regulations impacting service
  • Evaluating programs and services to ensure their effectiveness


LCCS has multiple departments and programs that provide services to help achieve their mission, including:

  1. Linn County Juvenile Detention & Diversion Services Achieves PREA Certification

    Linn County Juvenile Detention & Diversion Services was certified on October 17, 2019 to be 100% compliant with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Read on...
  2. Linn County Hires Access Center Director

    The Mental Health Access Center will provide short-term assistance for adults experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis. Read on...
  3. Emergency Winter Overflow Shelter Now Open in Linn County

    The shelter will be staffed by Willis Dady and open from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. seven days a week through March if the weather stays cold. Read on...
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