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 isto 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


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 of the Child Welfare Advisory Council are open to the public. Meeting times and materials are provided below.
CWAC Meeting Materials
                   2014               2013                   
January No Meeting No Meeting
February No Meeting No Meeting
March No Meeting 03.08.13 - Minutes    Agenda
April 04.11.14 - Minutes  Agenda         No Meeting
May No Meeting No Meeting
June 06.06.14 - Minutes   Agenda 06.07.13 - Minutes   Agenda
July No Meeting No Meeting
August No Meeting No Meeting
September 09.12.14 -               Agenda 09.06.13 - Minutes   Agenda
October   No Meeting
November   No Meeting
December   12.13.13 - Minutes   Agenda



For more information about the Child Welfare Advisory Council please contact Lori VandeWall at 515-281-4174, or email