FAQs

Is the FCRB part of DHS?

No.  The FCRB is administered by the Iowa Child Advocacy Board under the “umbrella” of the Department of Inspections and Appeals.  This arrangement was made intentionally so that the FCRB can...

How did the CASA movement begin?

In 1977, a Seattle juvenile court judge concerned about making drastic decisions with insufficient information conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of...

What is a Foster Care Review Board (FCRB)?

A Foster Care Review Board is a county-based panel of 5 to 7 trained volunteers, who care about the welfare of Iowa’s foster children.  Our responsibilities include conducting scheduled reviews...

Who can be a CASA Advocate?

Our program seeks individuals with the following qualifications:

  • Have a genuine interest in advocating for children, their and needs.

  • Have time to
  • ...

Is the FCRB part of DHS?

No.  The FCRB is administered by the Iowa Child Advocacy Board under the “umbrella” of the Department of Inspections and Appeals.  This arrangement was made intentionally so that the FCRB can...

What qualifications or training must the CASA Advocates obtain?

No specific background or qualifications are required to become a CASA Advocate; the court is truly interested in the Advocate's ability to represent the wisdom of their community.  An Advocate...

Which children are selected to be reviewed?

The number of children selected is dependent on the resources available to the specific county or cluster of counties.  If not all children can be reviewed, selection criteria has been developed...

How much time does it take to be a CASA Advocate?

Most of our Advocates spend around 10 to 12 hours per month on their assigned case.  This varies of course and is the average. 

When is the child's case no longer reviewed?

The child's case no longer requires a review when the child: is successfully returned to live with the parent(s); is adopted; has reached the age of 18 or when the court relieves the FCRB of the...

What kind of training and support is provided to CASA Advocates?

After completing the application process and passing the screening requirements, each volunteer must complete a mandatory pre-service training curriculum, which consists of 30 hours of...

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