DACU (Dubuque Area Congregated United) let us know about two programs with the Iowa Child Advocacy Board that need volunteers.
The first program is the Foster Care Review Board, which is currently looking for female volunteers to provide gender balance on two of the boards. There are 3 review boards that meet once a month to ensure case planning is carried out in a way that children are moved through the foster care system as quickly and safely as possible.
The second program is Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) which advocate for children in Dubuque who have been abused or neglected. They are the voice of the children in the courtroom and the child welfare system,. They are assigned to one family at a time, and gather information, monitor the court’s expectations, and report to the court on behalf of the child’s best interests. Time commitment varies. They need at least 5 volunteers, more if at all possible.
You can call Shirley Hoefer at 582-6219 or email shirley firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.