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"The safety, permanency and well-being of every child in Iowa is a statewide priority of the Iowa Judicial Branch. Iowans expect the courts to be there for the children suffering from abuse or neglect. Our judges run innovative and inspiring courtrooms devoted to making positive changes in the lives of our children and their families. Iowa Children's Justice is a valuable resource for judges, court staff and community groups to help change the lives of Iowa families. "  

Chief Justice Mark Cady 



"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children.  One of these is roots, the other, wings."    

Henry Ward Beecher 






Children's Justice Initiative 


Iowa's Children's Justice Initiative is dedicated to improving the lives and future prospects of children who pass through Iowa's dependency courts.  

Collaboration among courts and others who have a stake in the foster care system is absolutely essential to accomplish far-reaching reforms.  











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