Citizen Connections Spring 2015.
National Citizen Review Panels. National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center.
Federal Publication/Policy Journal Special Issue
Published: Spring 2015
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This brief provides updates from different types of State citizen review panels. Information is provided on major initiatives and accomplishments for 2014 that address efforts to: investigate child abuse and neglect cases, promote interagency collaboration, review and make recommendations concerning the implementation and operation of independent living transition services, review child fatalities, facilitate connections between faith-based institutions and communities and families, review child protective services, review efforts for father engagement in child welfare services, review the timeliness of annual permanency reviews, consider staff morale and retention, focus on child welfare recruitment, retention, and training, review child placements, identify supports and resources for children with autism, examine coordinating services with school systems, strengthen the child welfare system, update standards for prevention, improve community services, identify successes and challenges experienced by older children in care, identity and eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children, develop recommendations for parental substance abuse, engage former foster care youth, and facilitate foster parent focus groups. This issue provides updates from Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The brief closes with a description of two new research projects on citizen review panels.
child abuse; child neglect; child fatalities; state laws; child welfare reform; CHILD DEATH REVIEW BOARDS; CITIZEN REVIEW BOARDS