Recruitment and Retention of Members.
CRP Tip Sheet ; 3.
National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center. United States. Children’s Bureau.
Fact Sheet Federal Publication/Policy
Published: August 2015
Sponsoring Organization: United States. Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.
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This federally funded tip sheet discusses strategies for recruiting and retaining members of Citizen Review Panels (CRPs). It begins by noting maintaining a diverse and committed membership on CRPs is crucial to the success and impact of the CRPs on supporting child welfare practice in the State. Tips are then discussed and include: make the link between the advocacy of the members and the implementation of reforms and improvement of the lives of children and child welfare staff; have a focused and measurable strategic plan; be aware of and manage group dynamics; think outside the box when recruiting new members; have fun and thank members; and ensure membership expectations, including membership terms, are clear. A case example of good practices in CRPs in Kentucky is provided and additional resources are listed.
citizen review boards; child protective services; staff recruitment; guidelines; promising practices; STAFF RETENTION