Who we need: Volunteers are needed to serve on Review Panels in all three counties. Greater need for volunteers to serve on daytime panels, however some availability on evening panels. Volunteers are appointed by the Governor of Delaware. Applications are processed through the Office of Boards and Commissions (see link below)
*** VOLUNTEERS MUST BE RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE - we cannot accept out of state volunteers****
Who we are: The Child Placement Review Board is an independent, citizen-based agency that has established Review Panels in each of Delaware's three counties. The Review Panels bring citizens of diverse backgrounds and perspectives to focus on the needs of individual children. Panel members meet at most twice monthly to review these children in the care or custody of the state. Panel members conduct these reviews in a professional and formal manner with the children's interested parties that are invited and are required to ask a series of questions and to form reccomendations regarding the services, placement and family court goal. Following the child's review, official reports are written by staff with the Board's reccomendations attached that are sent to family court. These reviews are scheduled to coinside with the children's family court hearings and serve as an additional support for Judges during those hearings.
Qualifications of board members*.
A panel member must be a citizen of Delaware who has demonstrated an interest in children and their welfare through community service or professional experience or who possesses a background in law, sociology, psychology, psychiatry, education, theology, social work, medicine or related fields.
*A person employed by a placement agency, contract agency or the Family Court of this State may not be appointed to the Board.
If you are interested and would like more information, please provide us with your name, phone number, e-mail address and the best way to reach you.
You may apply directly to the Office of Boards and Comissions here:
- Child Development
- People Skills
- Youth Services
- Child Welfare
- Group Facilitation
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- About 4-8 hours monthly
- Our volunteers are appointed by the Governor