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The mission of the CPRB, a voluntary, citizen-based organization, is to advocate on behalf of Delaware’s children in out-of-home placements and to identify, address, and resolve systemic barriers to the achievement of timely permanency for these children. Through these independent reviews run by volunteer board members with staff support, the CPRB seeks to foster permanency and emphasize provision of necessary services, education, mental health, and preparation for independent living. Board members meet at most twice monthly to review these children in the care or custody of the state. Board 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 recommendations regarding the services, placement and family court goal. ***** MUST BE A RESIDENT OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE TO APPLY***** We cannot accept out of state residents.
The Child Placement Review Board is an independent, citizen-based agency that has established Review Committees in each of Delaware's three counties. We are seeking volunteers with some knowledge of the child welfare system, those versed in education, mental health, or have a personal knowledge of the foster care system.
We require our new members attend a formal training and observe several reviews prior to officially sitting on a panel. We also require that volunteers attend their scheduled review days on a regular basis, and that they attend at least 75% of their reviews yearly. We also require all board members to undergo yearly trainings and information sessions so that they are familiar with the emerging practices and trends regarding child welfare and best practices.
We offer morning, afternoon and evening panels that meet twice monthy with their board. Our reviews are held several days of the week, never on weekends. You will be required to serve on a panel in the county in which you are a resident.
We are seeking energetic new volunteers that can bring a fresh new perspective to our exsisting panels and current board members. We want these potential volunteers to be passionate about serving the best interests of children in state custody.
This is a State of Delaware Governor appointed volunteer position. The application can be obtained at: http://governor.delaware.gov/boards-comms.shtml
- Monique Hampton
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