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© 2019 Friend of Iowa CASA and ICFCRB

321 E. 12th St.

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Des Moines, IA 50319

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Friends of Iowa CASA and ICFCRB works with community volunteers and others to promote and support volunteer advocacy for children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and raise public awareness of the importance of safe and permanent homes for all children.

Since 1998, we have proudly served as the non-profit partner for the Iowa Child Advocacy Board (ICAB).

Together, we can provide  the best outcomes for abused and neglected children - every child and every time.

What is CASA?


CASA's (court appointed special advocates) are judge-appointed volunteers who advocate for children adjudicated in need of assistance. CASA volunteers ensure these children don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social services systems, or languish in inappropriate placements. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused and neglected children, their CASA volunteer is the one constant adult presence in their lives.


What is FCRB?


FCRB (foster care review board) volunteers assess case permanency plans for children in foster care. The boards meet monthly and determine what barriers  -  if any - are preventing a child in placement finding a safe and permanent home, and advocate for the child via recommendations to the court.  Iowa currently has 22 county and regional boards serving 22 counties.

Who Can Be a Volunteer?

Almost anyone! As a CASA or FCRB volunteer, you are a caring adult who can pass a criminal background check and has a flexible schedule between 5 to 10 hours monthly to dedicate to children adjudicated in need of assistance. Volunteers are required to undergo training from the Iowa Child Advocacy Board and ongoing training throughout the year. To learn more about becoming a volunteer, please visit the Iowa Child Advocacy Board page


Hear from other Iowans about the satisfying feeling that they receive as a child advocate.

YOU can change a child's story
May 5, 2020
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