Community Action Agencies

The Division of Community Action Agencies addresses issues facing families by bringing resources for the elderly, disabled and the low-income to the community level.


Criminal Justice Information Systems Integration
Immediate information helps officers protect victims, and the Criminal Justice Information System is a part of making that happen.  For example, as soon as a judge approves a protective order, the information is transmitted to the Iowa On-line Warrants and Articles (IOWA) System. That information is immediately available to law enforcement responders - 12 to 36 hours sooner than it was with paper transmission.

Family Development and Self Sufficiency
227 families participating in the Family Development and Self Sufficiency (FaDSS) program achieved a major education goal in 2014, including obtaining a high school, associate or bachelors degree.

Commissions, Boards & Councils

The DHR is your partner in building better communities for all who live here. We open doors, find answers, meet challenges and develop resources. We provide a link among agencies, nonprofits and outreach groups within the state, and between federal and state programs. Our approach stems from a Commission, Board and Council structure to ensure the distinct voices of all Iowans are heard.


Boards & Councils