Kentucky Court of Justice
Volunteers needed to assist children placed in foster care in Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine and Madison counties
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine and Madison 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 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 the 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 Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine and Madison counties meet monthly. The meeting schedules are as follows:
Fayette County CFCRBs
Fayette County A, first Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Fayette County B, second Monday at 4:30 p.m.
Fayette County C, third Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.
Fayette County D, fourth Monday at 5 p.m.
Fayette County E, third Thursday at 5 p.m.
Fayette County F, third Monday at 4:30 p.m.
Fayette County G, first Thursday at 5 p.m.
Fayette County H, first Monday at 5 p.m.
Fayette County I, second Thursday at 5 p.m.
Fayette County J, second Tuesday at 9 a.m.
Garrard County CFCRB
First Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Jessamine County CFCRB
Second Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Madison County CFCRBs
Madison County A, second Friday at 9 a.m. in Richmond
Madison County B, second Thursday at 4 p.m. in Berea
For more information, contact:
Millie L. Gibson
CFCRB Field Coordinator
859-246-2868 or 800-928-2350
Nearly 940 volunteers across the state serve as members of the Kentucky Citizen Foster Care Review Board. The boards operate within the Division of Family and Juvenile 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. The AOC is the administrative arm of the Kentucky Court of Justice and supports the activities of 3,800 court system employees, including the elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks. The AOC also executes the Judicial Branch budget.