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. ICAB is a unit of state government attached to the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.
Along with establishing these programs to support the work of citizen volunteers helping abused and neglected children, ICAB is also required to report annually its findings on issues affecting the best interests of children in Iowa's child welfare system and to offer recommendations for improvements.
“These children need us to look out for them. I feel that our time is so valuable, not only to the children and their families, but to society itself. If we as a board can make a difference, in these children's life, then this is worth all the volunteer time we put in. We can feel good about this work that we love to do.”
—Sheri Grawe, FCRB Member
The law creating ICAB also provides for staff to carry out the Board's policies and administer its programs.
ICAB maintains a state office in Des Moines and a number of local offices across the state.
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