John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program

The Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP), under the John R. Justice (JRJ) Program, provides loan repayment assistance for state and federal public defenders and state prosecutors who agree to remain employed as public defenders and prosecutors for at least three years. 

The 2021 JRJ application process opened May 4, 2021 with grants due by 4:30 p.m. on June 15, 2021.  

A pre-application workshop was held online for prospective applicants on May 18th.  A recording of the workshop can be viewed here.

A copy of the slides from the workshop can be found here.

Applications will be received through Iowa's enterprise grant management system -  Applicants are required to register with the grant system prior to making an application - click here for registration instruction.  

Application Instructions and required attachments.  

Contact Dennis Wiggins at 515-725-0311 with any questions or concerns regarding the JRJ Grant Program or for assistance in using