Citizen Review Panel
Citizen Review Panel
In 1995, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare organized Citizen Review Panels in each of its seven regions to examine how Idaho’s Child Protection System worked and to make recommendations for improving the system. In 2018, the Idaho Legislature amended Idaho Code to transition oversight of the Citizen Review Panels to Idaho’s seven local public health districts.
The Citizen Review Panels are comprised of up to seven volunteers that reside within the boundaries of the public health district. Each Citizen Review Panel is tasked with reviewing cases brought under the child protective act that have been open in the corresponding district court, or other appropriate local jurisdiction, longer than 120 days.
Members of the Health District 3 Citizen Review Panel are from all walks of life and bring varying levels and types of experience along with sharing a strong desire to improve the lives of children.
Panel participants have undergone an application and interview process, a criminal history background check, and attended a panel training.
What does the CRP do?
Each CRP is tasked with reviewing all cases brought under the Child Protective Act that have been open in the corresponding district court, or other appropriate local jurisdiction, longer than 120 days.
Every three months the Panel provides formal recommendations for the improvement of the child protection system, to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the Child Protection Legislative Oversight Committee.
What is the purpose of the CRP ?
The purpose of CRP is to evaluate and provide recommendations for the improvement of the child protection system within its respective health district.
Now Accepting Volunteer Member Applications
The CRP seeks people from all walks of life with varying levels of experience. The goal is to create a diverse panel of volunteers with an interest in the welfare of children and families.
Health District 3 Citizen Review Panel meetings are scheduled monthly at Southwest District Health, 13307 Miami Lane Caldwell, Idaho 83607.
Members of the public are invited to attend the meetings.
Citizen Review Panel Coordinator, Southwest District Health