Foster Care Review Boards Need Volunteers

Foster Care Review Boards Need Volunteers

Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in nine Eastern Kentucky counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care.

Volunteers will review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

The counties in need of volunteers are Breathitt, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Martin, Perry, Pike, Powell and Wolfe. Volunteers are not required to live in these counties to participate.

All volunteers must complete a six-hour initial training session. Potential volunteers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible so they may be scheduled for training in their area. The next training session will take place Friday, July 15 in Perry County.

The volunteer reviewers help ensure that children receive the necessary services while in foster care and are ultimately placed in permanent homes.

All volunteers must 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.