Recruiting Fremont Foster Care Review Board Members
Foster Care Review Office
The Foster Care Review Office is seeking 4-6 volunteers from the community to serve as a Review Board Member on one of two Fremont Review Boards. Board members review up to 5 cases, no more than 8 total children in foster care and make recommendations that are written into a report by a FCRO staff person and submitted to the court and legal parties.
We are looking for mental health and health professionals, educators, social workers (not working for the child welfare system), substance abuse counselors, school counselors, advocates, those with experience in the areas of domestic violence, housing, early childhood development, teens, and individuals with experience or an interest in the best interests of children and families.
Must be non-biased and non-judgmental, and follow our strict confidentiality policy. Boards meet once a month at the same day, time and place. Plan on 4 hours to review the cases from home prior to the meeting on the FCRO secure SharePoint site, and then attend the board meeting that will last an average of 2.5 hours (1 x per month). Once the application is received, a background check is completed and training is provided. Boards are meeting virtually at this time.
About Foster Care Review Office
1225 L. St., Suite 401, Lincoln, NE 68508, US
The Foster Care Review Office’s Mission is to provide oversight of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems by tracking and reviewing children in out-of-home care, reporting on aggregate outcomes, and advocating on individual and systemic levels to ensure that children’s best interests and safety needs are met. Our Vision is that every child involved in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems becomes resilient, safe, healthy, and economically secure.
The Foster Care Review Office is an independent state agency put in place by the Legislature in 1982. The FCRO has been given the authority and responsibility for reviewing cases of children in out-of-home care through Department of Health and Human Services, Juvenile Probation, or on a Trial Home Visit through DHHS, and making required recommendations regarding the plan for the child’s future (known as the permanency plan), services for the child and family, and the appropriateness and safety of the child’s placement (foster home, group home, detention facility, or specialized facility). Central to all recommendations is what is in the best interest of the child.