Iowa Citizen Foster Care Review Board Linn & Jones Counties


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


411 3rd STREET SE STE 720Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


Iowa Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in Linn and Jones Counties: The volunteers who review the progress of foster children provide advocacy as well as community oversight of human services, provider agencies, and the courts. When visiting various boards, I am always encouraged by the volunteers’ knowledge of each child and their commitment to seeing that each child finds a permanent, safe family.

In Iowa, over 4,000 children are in foster care every day. Their ages range from a few hours old to the majority age of 18 years. Circumstances also vary, from neglected children to delinquent teenagers. They all share in the need for stability and they have a right to permanency. The Board volunteers meet monthly to review reports on several children and to interview those family members and service providers who are involved with the lives of the children. At the close of each review, the Board makes findings and commendations to the Juvenile Court Judge to help move the children through the process and out of foster care.

Each volunteer must be able to commit one eight-hour day per month for the actual local review board day plus preparation time for the board meetings. Many businesses support this public/private partnership by allowing their employees to volunteer without requiring the use of leave time.


  • Youth Services
  • Advocacy
  • Mental Health
  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Special Needs

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-10 hours a month; prep time & serving on a Board

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