Kentucky Court of Justice
Volunteers needed in four Northern Kentucky counties to assist children placed in foster care
Citizen Foster Care Review Boards (CFCRB) in Boone, Campbell, Gallatin and Kenton counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local foster children. Volunteers are needed to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, abuse and neglect.
"Volunteering with a review board is a way to really help children in our community," said Debra Scholer, CFCRB field coordinator.
The Kentucky General Assembly created the Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 1982 as a way to decrease the time children spend in foster care. CFCRB volunteers review Cabinet for Health and Family Services files to help ensure that foster children receive the necessary services while in out-of-home care and are placed in permanent homes as quickly as possible.
Nearly 750 volunteers serve as members of the 141 local review boards across the state. In the last year alone, the boards reviewed the case files of over 8,000 children who were removed from their homes and placed into foster care.
All volunteers must complete a six-hour initial training session, and consent to a criminal record and central registry check. A recommendation is then made to the chief judge of District Court or Family Court for appointment.
Schedule for Boone/Gallatin County CFCRB meetings
Boone/Gallatin CFCRB meets each month at the Department for Community Based Services in Florence.
Schedule for Campbell County CFCRB meetings
Campbell CFCRB (B) meets at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Department for Community Based Services in Newport.
Schedule for Kenton County CFCRB meetings
Kenton CFCRB (A) meets at 9 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Department for Community Based Services in Covington.
Kenton CFCRB (B) meets at 1 p.m. on the last Monday of each month at the Department for Community Based Services in Covington.
Kenton CFCRB (D) meets at 9 a.m. on the first Friday of each month at the Department for Community Based Services in Newport.
Kenton CFCRB (E) meets at 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Department for Community Based Services in Newport.
For more information on how you can help the children of Boone, Campbell, Gallatin and Kenton counties, contact:
Debra Scholer, Field Coordinator
Citizen Foster Care Review Boards
859-334-3245 or 502-545-8530
The Dependent Children’s Services Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) in Frankfort oversees the CFCRB program. The AOC is the administrative arm of the Kentucky Court of Justice and supports the activities of more than 3,500 court system employees, including elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks. The AOC also executes the Judicial Branch budget.