John C. Werden

County Attorney, Carroll County, IA

John C. Werden serves as the Carroll County Attorney, having been elected in 1998 and reelected in 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grinnell College and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University. Mr. Werden is involved in several professional and community activities, including the Judicial Nominating Commission, the National District Attorneys Association, and the Iowa Best Practices Committee, among others.

Mr. Werden has been a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids for nearly 20 years and has been an active spokesman for prevention programs throughout the years. He has participated in a number of meetings, roundtables and other events with Congressmen in Washington, DC. He was a critical voice both for the inception of the federal home visiting program, Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) and the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).