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The Foster Care Review Board is established by Arizona statute to review at least every six months the case of each child in foster care. The purpose of these reviews is to determine and advise the juvenile court of the adequacy of efforts and progress toward placement of the child in a permanent home; to encourage and facilitate the return of each dependent child to his/her family whenever possible; to promote and encourage stability in the child's placement; to assist in informing parents and others of their rights and responsibilities regarding a dependent child in foster care; and through the State Board, to make recommendations to the Supreme Court, the Governor, and the legislature regarding foster care.
PHILOSOPHY: The mission of the Foster Care Review Board is based upon a belief that each child has a right to and is deserving of a permanent home that provides nurturing, love and protection. Toward this end, the mission of the Foster Care Review Board is accomplished in an atmosphere of trust, with dignity and respect maintained through participatory involvement of all those having interest in the welfare of the child. Though the plan for each child must be tempered by a reality of what may be attainable from resources available, the best interest of the child always remains of paramount importance to the Foster Care Review Board.
The FCRB welcomes all community members who are interested in the welfare of foster children. NO specific qualifications are necessary in order to serve on a board. Case reviews are conducted in all counties and we seek board members who bring a wealth of experience, cultural diversity, and a willingness to work in a team environment to the Board. Potential volunteers are required to complete an application, undergo a background check, complete an informal interview process, and participate in monthly case reviews. The applicant must complete and application form and have fingerprints and background checks completed.
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