Iowa Center for Children's Justice
Iowa Center for Children’s Justice is a nonprofit organization providing legal representation and support for Polk and Dallas County children ages 6 to 16 with parents involved in high-conflict divorce or custody disputes. As one of only a few programs of its kind in the nation, we believe that providing children with a safe space to share and learn about divorce, and access to knowledgeable legal advocates, helps the entire family move forward with realistic dispute resolutions.
We also provide child-focused mediation for parents, parenting coordination, and educational children’s workshops on coping with divorce, offering much-needed encouragement and alternative paths toward healthy solutions.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we rely on grant funding and the support of our sponsors and donors to provide our programs and services that support children of divorce and custody disputes.
We are a caring and knowledgeable child-focused resource for the family law community and children whose parents are in conflict*.
While we represent kids, we seek custody resolutions and promote co-parenting solutions that are in the best interest of the entire family. All our programs and legal services focus on providing support and child representation that foster a healthy future for our clients and their families.
*We are not an emergency contact for disputing parents or abusive situations. If you are experiencing an emergency, contact the police or the Iowa Department of Human Services.
Iowa Center for Children's Justice is one of only a few programs providing legal representation for children of divorce/custody disputes in the nation. Started as Kids First Law Center in eastern Iowa, which expanded into central Iowa in 2017, Iowa Center for Children’s Justice is now its own organization continuing the services and traditions of Kids First while offering appropriate legal support to children specifically within Polk and Dallas Counties.
Our court-appointed attorneys provide legal representation for children throughout custody cases, listening to and ensuring the child’s concerns are addressed for appropriate resolution. The high-conflict cases we’re involved in have a settlement rate well above the national average.