Advocating for the protection of Iowa’s children and improvement of the child welfare system
Iowa Child Advocacy Board


Thousands of children in Iowa are currently 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 experience that aligns concerned citizens with abused or neglected children in their community.  CASAs speak for children who cannot speak for themselves.

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The Foster Care Review Board (FCRB) provides independent third-party review of cases in Iowa’s foster care system. These boards provide to the Court and other system officials advisory recommendations of what is in foster children’s best interests.

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You Matter

YOU … speak for the children.

YOU … connect with them.

YOU… develop the expertise to help.

YOU … give them hope for their future.

YOU … act with integrity.

YOU … never give up on them.


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About Us

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.



Iowa Child Advocacy Board
321 East 12th Street, 4th Floor Lucas Building
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Phone: 866-448-4608

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