May 29, 2020
On June 30, 2020, the Des Moines office of Kids First Law Center will split off from the Cedar Rapids office and launch as an independent nonprofit organization. The Des Moines office will become the Iowa Center for Children’s Justice (ICCJ). The…
Apr 2, 2020
All U.S. taxpayers can now take an “above-the-line” deduction for charitable gifts up to $300 per individual and $600 per couple in 2020.
Mar 21, 2020
For separated parents, the COVID-19 pandemic brings a special set of challenges. But parents can use the pandemic as an opportunity to re-set their co-parenting relationship. Here are some ways parents can establish a clear path through these…
Jan 13, 2020
Kids First’s Youth Peace Project facilitates conflict resolution circles at McKinley Middle School and its three feeder schools, Johnson STEAM Academy, Grant Wood Elementary, and Erskine Elementary. Featured in this article is Youth Peace Project…
Jan 16, 2019
At Kids First, we help prepare children for a successful adulthood by teaching them social-emotional skills. Whether it is teaching children in divorce workshops the importance of talking about their feelings with their parents, helping middle school…
Nov 16, 2018
We're so proud of our restorative justice project at McKinley Middle School!
Nov 16, 2018
Nov 9, 2018
Kids First attorney Arianna Eddy and our Youth Peace Project were featured by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation at the annual Celebration of Community event on November 14, 2018.
Oct 30, 2017
Kids First is pleased to announce the launch of a new program, Youth Peace Project (YPP).