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.
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/.
A CRB volunteer must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of Douglas County, Kansas, and successfully complete the following screening procedure:
Complete a CRB Volunteer Application (PDF format) which requests information regarding educational background, employment history, and personal experience with child abuse and neglect, and three references.
Pass a records check through state child abuse registries and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and national criminal data bases.
Participate in a personal interview.
Complete no less than 6 hours of specialized training.
Individuals successfully passing the screening process are certified as CRB volunteers. Once certified, a volunteer is eligible to be assigned a Board.