Charles Lauterbach

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Full Name: Charles R. Lauterbach

Title: Commissioner / Compact Administrator

Commission Title: Commissioner / Compact Administrator

Role Group: Parole & Probation

Agency: Department of Corrections

Unit: 510 E. 12th Street

Address: Suite 4

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Region: Midwest

Office Email:


Office Phone: 515-725-5725

Direct Phone: 515-725-5725


Fax 1: 515-725-5798

Fax 2:



Charles Lauterbach is an Executive Officer with the Iowa Department of Corrections. He has worked in community-based corrections since February, 1988. He has held the positions of Job Developer, Probation/ Parole Officer, Residential Counselor, and Community Corrections Service Representative. Charles was appointed Iowa’s Compact Administrator in September, 1997. In that role he served on the Probation and Parole Compact Administrators’ Association’s Training Committee, Finance Committee, and Nominations Committee.  Upon adoption in 2001 of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, Charles continued to serve as Iowa’s Compact Administrator. In May 2009, he was appointed Iowa’s Commissioner. Charles holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, West Des Moines Campus. Charles chaired the Commission’s Deputy Compact Administrators Liaison Committee in 2010. Since 2010 Charles has served as the Commission’s Treasurer.