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, inlcuding 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
  2016      2015       2014        
January
    
No Meeting
No Meeting
February
 
No Meeting
No Meeting
March
 
 
No Meeting
April
 
No Meeting       
Agenda  
Minutes    
May
 
No Meeting
No Meeting
June
 
No Meeting
Agenda  
July
 
No Meeting
August
 
No Meeting
No Meeting
September
 
 
October
   
No Meeting
November
 
 
No Meeting
December
 
 
 

Information

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