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Be the Change

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BE THE CHANGE
You wish to see in the world
Age Range of Child Victims, 2015
Iowa's Children-in-Need
While the overall trend in the last few years has been down, there are still over 8,000 children that were abused or neglected in Iowa in 2015. We need Advocates to stand up for these children. We need you.
27.8%
6-10 yo
22.9%
11+ yo
49.3%
0-5 yo
Make a difference. Start here.
Changing the Statistics
Children with an Advocate are:
More likely to find a safe, permanent home
Children with an Advocate spend less time in foster care.
Half as likely to re-enter the foster care system
More likely to succeed in school and attend college
Become an Advocate
CASA volunteers are everyday people – teachers, business people, retirees, stay-at-home moms, and grandparents – who are committed to making a difference for children who might otherwise slip through the cracks in an overburdened foster care system. They are appointed by judges to guide one child or one set of siblings through the system to safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Because CASA volunteers serve on one case at a time, they truly get to know the child and can give each case the sustained, personal attention it deserves.
To become an Advocate, visit:
https://childadvocacy.iowa.gov/casa-advocate