During these uncertain times, how can we help?

As the world leader in volunteerism we feel a responsibility to unite our broader community, and to use this moment to become stronger.

See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
Read More

Iowa Citizen Foster Care Review Board

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community

Location

2942 Brady StreetSuite A & BDavenport, IA 52803 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Iowa Citizen Foster Care Review Board (ICFCRB) Program empowers the citizens of Iowa to review cases, collect data, and recommend changes to promote the safety and permanency for children who have been removed from the homes of their families.

Description

Local Foster Care Review Boards are mandated by law to review the case of each child in the foster care system every six months. These seven-member boards consist of volunteer citizens selected by the State Board and apointed by the Chief Judge. Volunteers are selected from a variety of ethnic and professional backgrounds and are committed to the welfare of children. Board members are given nationally accredited training prior to reviewing cases, and ongoing training is provided throughout their term of service.

Local Foster Care Review Boards meet once a month to review the cases of children in out-of-home placements. Interested parties are invited to come before the board to discuss the progress of meeting the permanency goal for the child and any barriers they are experiencing in reaching the goal. Based on the information provided, the review board makes recommendations to the Juvenile Court Judge which are advisory only. The Juvenile Court Judge has the final decision-making responsibility regarding the cases of children in foster care.

Reviews

Would you recommend Iowa Citizen Foster Care Review Board?
0 reviews Write a review

Report this organization