FAQs

What is the make-up of the local boards?

There are five-seven volunteer members on each board, with a chair and vice chair designated. A staff person facilitates each board. There must be three board members present to have a quorum. Two...

Is the CASA program part of DHS?

No.  The CASA Program 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 CASA...

What qualifications or training must the board members obtain?

No specific background or qualifications are required to become a board member; this is truly a citizen review process. The FCRB is required to ensure, to the maximum extent possible, that each...

Why should I cooperate with the CASA Advocate?

The CASA Advocate is trained on our program's inherent belief that children should be with their families if at all possible. CASA Advocates overwhelming want to see your child back with you. ...

Who is invited to reviews?

The Iowa Code lists the persons to be notified.  Invitations are sent to the child (age 14 and older), parents, placement, DHS caseworker, service providers, guardian ad litem, child’s attorney,...

What if I disagree with the recommendations from my child's CASA Advocate?

Be sure to attend any court hearings concerning the child, contact your attorney, and make your opinions known.

What happens at the Review Board meeting?

During the average 40 minutes allowed for the review, the focus will be on the progress being made on the issues of concern raised in the Case Permanency Plan.  Each person present will be offered...

Why should I come to a Review Board meeting?

During the average 40 minutes allowed for the review, the focus will be on the progress being made on the issues of concern raised in the Case Permanency Plan.  Each person present will be offered...

Who receives the Board's Recommendations?

The FCRB reports, with recommendations, are sent to the juvenile court judge. Copies of the report are also sent to the parents, the foster parents, counselors, attorneys, the supervising agency,...

What if I disagree with the Board's Recommendations?

Be sure to attend any court hearings concerning the child, contact your attorney, and make your opinions known.

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