Polk County Child Services (Iowa)

Search for Polk County, Iowa child services programs provided by Child, Youth and Family Services, Child Support Offices, Child Abuse Prevention Offices, Juvenile Justice Centers and WIC Offices.


A Polk County Child Abuse Prevention Center is a government agency at the Iowa State, Polk County, or local level that is charged with protecting children from abuse and neglect. Polk County Child Abuse Centers provide a number of child protective services, including collecting reports on suspected child abuse or neglect, investigating suspected cases of abuse or neglect, and providing services to prevent child abuse and domestic violence in Polk County, IA. Child Abuse Offices may also offer training, support, and assistance on how to report and prevent child abuse.

Polk County Child Abuse & Neglect Council Des Moines IA 2309 Euclid Avenue 50310 515-725-2682

Prevent Child Abuse Iowa Des Moines IA 505 5th Avenue 50309 515-244-2200

Prevent Child Abuse Iowa Des Moines IA 1200 University Avenue 50314 515-283-9274


A Polk County Child Support Office is a government agency at the IA State, Polk County, or local level that assists custodial parents in obtaining financial support for their children. Polk County Child Support Offices provide a number of services to support children’s welfare, including establishing paternity, locating non-custodial parents, and collecting Polk County child support payments. Child Support Offices also help enforce Polk County Court orders for child support and assist families in receiving additional benefits for children. Child Support Offices provide services for anyone in the community who may be eligible for child support payments.

Pleasant Hill Youth Center Pleasant Hill IA 5160 Maple Drive 50327 515-262-1151

Polk County Youth Services Des Moines IA 1548 Hull Avenue 50316 515-286-3221


Polk County Child, Youth, and Family Services is a government agency at the IA State, Polk County, or local level that provides a range of services to assist children, youth, and families. Child, Youth, and Family Services Offices offer early childhood services, including childcare support, family nutrition programs, and support for children with developmental delays. These offices may also run programs to end youth homelessness, prevent adolescent pregnancy, and prevent violence against children and youth in Polk County. Some Child, Youth, and Family Services programs also manage Polk County foster care and adoption services.

Des Moines Child Support Recovery Unit Des Moines IA 525 Southwest 5th Street 50309 515-369-2860

Grimes Child Support Recovery Unit Grimes IA 3560 Southwest Brookside Drive 50111 515-369-2850

Pleasant Hill Child Support Recovery Unit Pleasant Hill IA 1300 Metro East Drive 50327 515-261-5870

Urbandale Child Support Recovery Unit Urbandale IA 6200 Aurora Avenue 50322 515-369-2750


Polk County Juvenile Justice is a division of the legal system at the Iowa State, Polk County, or local level that focuses on youthful offenders. The Juvenile Justice System incorporates a number of government agencies, including Polk County Courts, law enforcement, corrections, and social services. Juvenile Justice Centers offer rehabilitation services, detain youth awaiting formal processing in Polk County detention centers, and provide education, counseling, and other services to youth. Juvenile Justice Centers also offer reentry services for youth who have been released from a juvenile correction facility.

Des Moines Criminal And Juvenile Justice Des Moines IA 321 East 12th Street 50319 515-242-5823


A Polk County WIC Office is a local branch of the Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Polk County WIC programs provide nutrition assistance for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance. In addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits, including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help obtaining other Iowa social services.

Des Moines WIC Office Des Moines IA 2300 Euclid Avenue 50310 515-282-5800