Child Welfare Advisory Committee

The Child Welfare Advisory Committee (CWAC) was established in April 2009 and is defined in Iowa Code 217.3A. The purpose of this group is to consult with and make recommendations to the Department of Human Services concerning policy issues related to child welfare, including but not limited to:
  • Budgets
  • Policies
  • Programs

Membership

Members of the State Child Welfare Advisory Council are appointed by the Council on Human Services. Membership includes representatives of child welfare service providers, juvenile court services, the Iowa foster and adoptive parent association, the child advocacy board, the coalition for family and children's services in Iowa, children's advocates, service consumers, and others who have training or knowledge related to child welfare services.
 

Meetings

Meetings of the Child Welfare Advisory Council are open to the public. Meeting times and materials are provided below.
 
CWAC Meeting Materials
  2017 2016      2015      
January
No Meeting
No Meeting  
No Meeting
February
No Meeting No Meeting
No Meeting
March
No Meeting
April
Agenda No Meeting
No Meeting       
May
  No Meeting
No Meeting
June
 
No Meeting
July
 
No Meeting
August
  No Meeting
No Meeting
September
 
October
  No Meeting No Meeting
November
 
No Meeting
No Meeting
December
 
No Meeting

Information

For more information about the Child Welfare Advisory Council please contact Lori VandeWall at 515-281-4174 or lvandew@dhs.state.ia.us.