The Citizen Foster Care Review Board (CFCRB) of Kentucky was established in 1982 in an effort to decrease the amount of time children spend in foster care, and they are seeking new volunteers. There are currently 149 review boards throughout Kentucky. CFCRB volunteers are appointed by their chief Family Court or District Court judge to review the cases of children placed in the custody of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services due to dependency, neglect or abuse.
Volunteers regularly review each child’s case with a particular focus on the out-of-home placement and the permanency plan established by the Cabinet. Based on information obtained from the reviews, the volunteer makes recommendations to the judge to ensure the child is placed in a safe and permanent home as soon as it’s feasible to do so. There is a current need for volunteers from 46 counties.
Citizen Foster Care Review Board volunteers come from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds. The common thread among volunteers is that they all have a deep compassion for children.
If you would like to invest time in advocating for abused, neglected, or dependent children, consider becoming a volunteer. Those interested in volunteering must complete a registration form, a six-hour initial training session and consent to a criminal record and central registry check.
Volunteers are needed in every region of Kentucky. The counties most in need of volunteers are Anderson, Barren, Bell, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Breathitt, Bullitt, Calloway, Carter, Casey, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Graves, Hardin, Harlan, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson, Jessamine, Laurel, Letcher, Lincoln, Madison, Magoffin, McCracken, Nelson, Oldham, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Taylor, Whitley and Wolfe.
The Citizen Foster Care Review Board volunteers help improve the lives of children who have experienced circumstances that no child should experience. You can be a voice for our most vulnerable children in Kentucky.
Find out more information about becoming a volunteer here.