Overview of Iowa's Juvenile Court System
The juvenile court is a specialized
court within the district court that presides over four kinds of
cases related to children:
in Need of Assistance (CINA) cases most typically involve abused, abandoned, or
neglected children, and sometimes lead to termination of parental rights.
involve acts that would be considered criminal acts if committed by an adult
Commitment proceedings involve the
placement of a child in a hospital or other treatment facility
for mental illness or a substance abuse problem.
year thousands of Iowa children come under the umbrella of the
juvenile court. This outline is a brief overview of the juvenile
court system and its procedures.
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