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