Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children (CASA of Central Iowa)

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Child Advocacy Board4th Fl. Lucas Bldg., 321 E. 12th St.Des Moines, IA 50319
We are for the child.


Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. Too many spend years moving from one temporary home to another. They have no family to call their own. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, even prison as adults. That's why CASA is important. CASA was created to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive.

CASAs work with families, judges, and service providers in and around the Greater Des Moines area. The time commitment is between 5 and 10 hours per month.

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  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services
  • Child Advocacy
  • Conflict Resolution

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Only 5 to 10 hours per month

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