How Did Iowa Women Activists Lobby for the
Passage of the Juvenile Court Law in 1904?
Iowa Judicial Branch, Families and Children
This website addresses some of the legal issues affecting families and children in Iowa and offers basic information about child support and child support guidelines. It also provides information about domestic violence support services, guidelines relative to custody battles and delinqunecy issues, as well as electronic access to Iowa court proceedings. The site provides detailed information about two crucial programs within the Iowa court system - the Children in Need of Assistance (CINA) and the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs.
Iowa Commission on the Status of Women
This website offers useful information on a variety of women's issues and projects in Iowa. It provides the full text of past and pending legislation pertinent to women's issues and a comprehensive section on the Iowa Gender-Specific Task Force which advocates for equitable services for girls involved in the juvenile court system. Other sections include Women's History and the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame of which Cora Bussey Hillis is an inducted member.
Iowa Child Welfare Research Station (ICWRS)
This webpage offers information about Cora Bussey Hillis' later work with the ICWRS involving the study of child development. The biographical information emphasizes Hillis' commitment to the overall well-being of children in Iowa and demonstrates her success in bringing together legislative reform and modern science to realize an improved standard of living for children throughout her home state as well as other states throughout the country.
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