The Youth Law Center advocates on behalf of the children of Central Iowa to improve their well-being through policy work, collaboration with community partners and in court. Our agency takes a multi-disciplinary approach and is staffed by attorneys and caseworkers who collaborate to provide a holistic, comprehensive legal services plan for the social, emotional, educational and legal welfare of the children we represent.
We use a trauma responsive approach when working with children and their families. We are a community stakeholder of the Trauma Informed Care Project. Our agency believes in using compassionate honesty with the children and families we work with so that families can heal and best provide for the needs of their children.