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.
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. We currently have 2 openings on our Wednesday Board. Many businesses support this public/private partnership by allowing their employees to volunteer without requiring the use of leave time. Please visit us at https://childadvocacy.iowa.gov/fcrb
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Iowa Citizen Foster Care Review Board
411 3rd STREET SE STE 720, Cedar Rapis, IA 52401, US
The Iowa Citizen Foster Care Review Board empowers a group of 7 citizens of Iowa to review cases, collect data, and recommend changes to promote the safety and permanency of children who have been removed from the homes of their families.
Once a month, volunteers serve on a Board comprised of seven members that review and report on children in foster care, making recommendations for parties involved including the juvenile court.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
411 3rd STREET SE STE 720Cedar Rapids, IA52401
March 2, 2020
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
8-10 hours a month; prep time & serving on a Board