The Division of Community Advocacy and Services (CAS) is a newly created division under reorganization of the Department of Human Rights to support and streamline services to our diverse customer base. CAS helps the State of Iowa to fulfill its commitment to diversity with a high level of efficiency and effectiveness. Whether helping persons access interpreting services so they can receive health care, educating Iowans in the private sector about the value of employing persons with disabilities, or promoting laws and policies to eliminate discrimination and create equity, CAS staff offer individualized and responsive services that build a bridge between underserved and underrepresented Iowans and government.
The Division of Community Advocacy and Services houses seven offices that work together to study issues affecting groups of Iowans who a history of being marginalized. Each office administers programs and advocates for policies that support greater success for its customer populations. In addition, each office is responsible for collecting and analyzing data about customer populations. This data assists in determining programming and helps to expand culturally affirmative services throughout state government.
Office of Asian and Pacific Islanders
Office of Deaf Services
Office of Latino Affairs
Office of Native Americans
Office of Person with Disabilities
Office on Status of African Americans
Office on Status of Women