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IOWA STATISTICS

According to the Iowa Department of Human Services, over 34,328 reports of child abuse or neglect occurred in Iowa in 2018. Nearly 9,000 of those reports were founded to be accurate and children age 5 and younger accounted for 47% of the cases. 

Over $19.2 million was spent on the foster care system alone in 2018; not counting shelters, social workers, adoptions, family counseling, and other related services. Yet, we still have a crisis in Iowa when it comes to helping displaced children in foster care receive adequate oversight and protection.  This is why the Iowa CASA program exists.

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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

More Kids Are Getting Placed In Foster Care Because Of Parents' Drug Use

NPR shares a story based on a recent JAMA report about the growing number of children entering foster care due to parental drug addiction. 

Speak for children who can't speak for themselves

Carol Bamford's op-ed to the Des Moines Register about CASA and the ways that CASA helps children in desperate need.

Child abuse linked to risk of suicide in later life

A recent study by the University of Manchester proves that child abuse will have long-lasting consequences if not addressed. 

New CASAs needed for abused, neglected kids: 'It's like no other volunteer job in the world'

A profile of the CASA program in the Chicagoland area.

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