Web Resources
The Middleton Center, Drake University, and Drake University Law School do not make any representations or warranties with regard to the accuracy or content of the web pages listed below.


Coalition for Family and Children's Services in Iowa
The Coalition works to influence and shape policy and practice for the betterment of Iowa children and families and the organizations that serve them.


ABA Center on Children and the Law
This website provides information on child law practice, including foster care/adoption, child protection and child custody.

Children's Rights Council

Best Practices in Juvenile Law: Looking at the Evidence Base

First Star
First Star improves the lives of America’s abused and neglected children by strengthening their rights, illuminating systemic failures and igniting necessary reforms.

Models for Change
Models for Change collaborates with selected states to advance juvenile justice reforms that effectively hold young people accountable for their actions, provide for their rehabilitation, protect them from harm, increase their life chances, and manage the risk they pose to themselves and to public safety.

National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues

National Juvenile Defender Center
NJDC provides support to public defenders, appointed counsel, law school clinical programs and non-profit law centers to ensure quality representation. NJDC offers a wide range of integrated services to juvenile defenders, including training, technical assistance, advocacy, networking, collaboration, capacity building and coordination.

Prevent Child Abuse America
This link is the national website (out of which pcaiowa is based). In addition to allowing you to link to different branches of PCA, this website provides national and state statistics on abuse.

U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs.

Last Modified: 9/21/2015 1:34:00 PM by Kayla Choate