Who Are My Customers

The target population is made up of children up to the age of 18 years under the supervision of the Department of Human Services or Juvenile Court Services who need temporary care and who can be lawfully placed in emergency juvenile shelter care pursuant to conditions described in Iowa Code section 232.21.  The target population also includes law enforcement referrals.  CWES-eligible children are those who these referral entities would otherwise refer for shelter care placement if appropriate interventions used in lieu of out-of-home shelter placement were not available and children who may require shelter placement.