Kentucky Court of Justice
Volunteers needed to assist children placed in foster care in Anderson, Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Citizen Foster Care Review Boards for Anderson, Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. Volunteers are needed to review cases of children placed in foster care because of abuse, dependency and neglect to ensure these children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.
Volunteers are not required to reside in the county where a board meets.
The Kentucky General Assembly created the Citizen Foster Care Review Board, or CFCRB, in 1982 as a way to decrease the time children spend in foster care. CFCRB volunteers review Cabinet for Health and Family Services files on children placed in out-of-home care and work with the cabinet and the courts on behalf of the state’s foster children.
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 the District Court or Family Court for appointment.
The Anderson County CFCRB meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings take place at 4:30 p.m. in Lawrenceburg.
The Henry/Trimble County CFCRB meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. Meetings take place at 1 p.m. and alternate between Bedford and New Castle.
The Oldham County CFCRB meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Meetings take place at 9 a.m. in LaGrange.
For more information, contact:
Family Services Coordinator
Citizen Foster Care Review Board
Approximately 800 volunteers across the state serve as members of the Kentucky Citizen Foster Care Review Board. The boards operate within the Division of Dependent Children’s Services of the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort. The volunteer reviewers help ensure that children receive the necessary services while in foster care and are ultimately placed in permanent homes.
As the operations arm for the state court system, the AOC supports the activities of nearly 3,300 court system employees and 403 elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks, and executes the Judicial Branch budget.