Child Advocacy Board

The Child Advocacy Board (CAB) ensures that the foster care system is working to place each Iowa foster child in a permanent home.  The nine-member Board works to ensure that Iowa's foster children 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 a variety of programs, including local foster care review boards and the Foster Care Registry. In addition, CAB administers the State's Court-Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA), which is designed to protect the rights of Iowa’s foster children in all court-related activities.

The Board is responsible for making recommendations annually to the Governor, the General Assembly, the Supreme Court and Chief Judge of each judicial district, the Department of Human Services, and child-placing agencies on ways to improve the delivery of foster care services. Members submit recommendations on how to remove barriers that prevent the delivery of top quality foster care.

Iowa Child Advocacy Board

Rafaela Cadena, Marion
Courtney Clarke, Waukee​
Marc Elcock, Osceola
Sarah Madojemu, Ankeny
Beth Myers, Garner
William Ownes, Ottumwa
Wayne Schellhammer, Urbandale
Michael Steele, Mt. Pleasant
Dr. Angela Stokes, Sioux City

Steffani Simbric, Administrator
Iowa Child Advocacy Board
Lucas State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0083


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