Child protections cannot wait

February 26, 2020 Senate Staff 0

If we want to protect Iowa kids from abuse, neglect and potential death, it’s time to provide adequate funding for Iowa DHS. As we prepare the next state budget, we’ll be fighting for the dedicated workers and the people they serve.

Spread the word about abuse hotline

June 26, 2019 Senate Staff 0

The Iowa Attorney General’s office recently established a new toll-free hotline for adult survivors to report child sexual abuse. This is an important step to ensure that survivors of child sex abuse get the justice […]

Statement on AG’s decision regarding clergy sex abuse

June 3, 2019 Senate Staff 0

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has taken two steps in the right direction today by requesting records on clergy abuse from Catholic dioceses in Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque and Sioux City; and by establishing a hotline — 855-620-7000 — for survivors to call and report abuse.

Legislators offer next steps to improve child welfare

July 6, 2017 Senate Staff 0

Legislators fear more children under state care will suffer due to Republican inaction on child welfare. State Senators Matt McCoy and Janet Petersen, members of the Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee, offer steps to improve the welfare of foster and adopted kids, and prevent tragedies like the horrific deaths of Natalie Finn and Sabrina Ray.