Each of the boards meet one time per month. A different Citizen Review Board meets every Wednesday of the month. The review times times are from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.. Generally three different families meet with the CRB assigned to them in that time frame.
Child Protection FAQ
The duties and responsibilities of a CRB volunteer are set out in K. S. A. 38-1813. A CRB volunteer shall:
Volunteers must complete four hours of ongoing or "in-service" training each calendar year. CRB volunteers may attend workshops as arranged by the CRB or CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) programs or complete applicable readings. Documentation of participation is required. You can visit the 'CASA' website at https://dccasa.org/.
Generally, a child in need of care is a person less than 18 years of age who is without adequate parental care; or who has been physically, mentally, or emotionally abused or neglected; or who has been abandoned; or who is not attending school as required; or who is a run-away from home or court-ordered placement.
The office of the Douglas County Citizen Review Boards (CRBs) operates a set of six volunteer boards that review Juvenile Court cases involving children in need of care or juvenile offenders. The boards make recommendations to the juvenile court with the goals of providing safe, permanent homes to endangered children and of reducing recidivism among juvenile offenders.
A CRB volunteer must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of Douglas County, Kansas, and successfully complete the following screening procedure: