Child Advocacy Board

The Child Advocacy Board, appointed by the Governor, works to ensure that children in Iowa's child welfare system are well cared for and that the system designed to meet their needs is doing so in the most effective manner possible. The Board oversees the state's Local Foster Care Review Boards and the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. These programs recruit, train and support hundreds of community volunteers throughout the state devoted to helping protect the best interests of abused and neglected children.

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Child Advocacy Board home page to learn more about the Board, its programs, volunteer opportunities and Iowa's child welfare system.

Iowa Child Advocacy Board

Bruce Johnson
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mark Hargrafen

Grimes, Iowa

Judge Gerald Magee

Charles City, Iowa

Beth Myers

Garner, Iowa

Elaine Sanders

Sioux City, Iowa

Wayne Schellhammer

Urbandale, IA

Jeanne Sorensen

Lake View, IA

Michael R. Steele

Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

Shannon Unternahrer

Washington, IA

Jim Hennessey, Administrator

Iowa Child Advocacy Board

Lucas State Office Building

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0083

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To contact us:

Lucas State Office Building

321 East 12th Street

Des Moines, IA 50319-0083

Phone: 515-281-7102

Fax: 515-242-6863


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