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Iowa Child Advocacy Board


Thousands of Iowa children are under the juvenile court's jurisdiction due to abuse or neglect. The programs and activities of ICAB are dedicated to advocating for these children's best interests. You can help as a CASA or FCRB volunteer!

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The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program is a unique volunteer opportunity that aligns concerned citizens with children in their community who have experienced abuse or neglect. CASAs help ensure that a child's voice is heard.

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latino girlThe Foster Care Review Board (FCRB) provides independent third-party review of cases in Iowa’s foster care system, providing the Court and other officials advisory recommendations of what is in the best interests of children in foster care.

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You Matter

YOU … advocate for the children.

YOU ... stay by their side.

YOU … connect with them and their families.

YOU … give them hope for their futures.

YOU ... help reestablish healthy family connections.

YOU… develop the expertise to help.

YOU … act with integrity.

YOU … never give up on them.

Every child has a chance — it's YOU. ®



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About Us

On July 1, 2023, The Iowa Child Advocacy Board will become part of the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a new organizational structure for state government goes into effect. Government departments and agencies that provide related services or have similar business functions are aligning to better serve Iowans. You can expect the same quality services you get now from HHS to continue as usual. Our goal is to meet your needs more efficiently and effectively through better coordination as one team. 

The Iowa Child Advocacy Board (ICAB) is an independent board established in Iowa Code Chapter 237, Division II to provide for citizen involvement in child welfare issues. It is composed of nine members appointed by the Governor of Iowa and confirmed by the Iowa Senate.



Contact Us

Iowa Child Advocacy Board
321 East 12th Street, Lucas State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Phone: 866-448-4608

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