Contact Person: Lisa Bender, LMSW, Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program Manager
Contact Address: Division of Adult, Children and Family Services Hoover State Office Building, 5 th floor. 1305 E Walnut St., Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Contact Phone: 515-281-8787
Budget Amount and Source : The Statewide Child Protection Council also serves as Iowa’s State Task Force under the Children’s Justice Act (CJA). Therefore, funds under CJA are available to support staffing for this review panel and to cover expenses related to travel for review members traveling in from other parts of the state.
Brief Description: Iowa has one statewide and two regional Citizen Review Panels (CRPs). The Statewide Citizen Review Panel, The Child Protection Council, is centrally located in the state’s capital of Des Moines. The two regional Citizen Review Panels are located in the Northern and Western parts of the state. The Cerro Gordo County Family Violence Response Team is located in northern Iowa in Mason City and the Northwest Iowa Citizen Review Panel represents the western side of Iowa and meets in Sioux City.
The membership of the State Citizen Review Panel is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of persons from across Iowa who are involved in Iowa’s child protection system. The membership of the two Regional Citizen Review Panels represents a broad range of community members who have expertise in the child abuse and treatment field along with local citizens who have interests in the child abuse area.
Sample of Current Work Projects/Focus:
Reports: All three CRP reports can be found in the appendices of Iowa’s FFY 2012 Annual CAPTA Report: http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/uploads/1.13_FFY_12_CAPTA_Final_Rpt.pdf