The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) requires each State to create citizen review panels (CRPs) to meet quarterly and report annually on efforts to ensure that the State is in compliance with child protection requirements. Some States use existing panels called Foster Care Review Boards or Foster Care Review Panels that meet CAPTA requirements. These panels are made up of volunteers who are concerned with the well-being of children. They review out-of-home placements to determine if satisfactory progress is being made toward achieving permanency. Resources address the activities of foster care review boards and their role in advocating for the needs of children in the foster care system.
Arizona Foster Care Review Board
Arizona Judicial Branch
Find program statistics, meeting minutes, training information, resources for youth, and more.
Children's Foster Care Review Board
South Carolina Office of the Governor
Contains information on the foster care case review programs in South Carolina, including composition and work of State and local boards, semiannual newsletters, and annual data reports.
Citizen Foster Care Review Board
Kentucky Court of Justice
Includes an annual report, training calendar, and other publications.
Citizen Review Panel
Florida Foster Care Review
Provides information on Florida’s review process for the safety and permanency of children in foster care.
Foster Care Review Board
Iowa Child Advocacy Board
Explains the foster care review process in Iowa and answers frequently asked questions about the process and membership.
Foster Care Review Program
Michigan State Court Administrative Office
Offers program resources, statistics and reports, and office contact information.
Judicial Citizen Review Panels
City of Augusta, Georgia
Explains the program to assist judges in the biannual review of permanency plans for children in out-of-home care.
Nebraska Foster Care Review Office
Publications include several training manuals, annual reports, related State statutes, statistics, board recommendations, and more.