Child Welfare System of Care

Iowa’s child welfare system of care is child and family driven providing a cross-system spectrum of effective, community-based services, supports, policies, and processes for children and youth, from birth through young adulthood. The focus is organized into a flexible coordinated network of resources with meaningful partnerships with families, children and young adults. Iowa’s child welfare system is staffed by professionals, both public and private, who are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of Iowa’s children and families.

To best meet the needs of individuals served through this system of care and the dedicated professionals responsible for system of care service delivery and best possible outcomes, Iowa’s system of care will be improved though the implementation of new service contracts that go into effect starting July 1, 2017.

This page is intended to provide more detailed information about Iowa’s child welfare system of care philosophy and to provide updates to all parties interested in the implementation of these Child Welfare / Juvenile Justice contracts.


Monthly Connections Newsletter

Each month the communication and marketing implementation workgroup will release an informational newsletter providing updates on the Child Welfare System of Care. These newsletters can be found below.

Background Information


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