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State:                    Massachusetts
Contact Person:
   Liz Skinner-Reilly, MA Department of Children & Families (DCF)
Contact Address: 24 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA
Contact Phone: (617) 748-2350   
Email:
                 Liz.Skinner-Reilly@state.ma.us  
URL:                  
http://www.mass.gov/DCF  
Founded In:
       July 1999
Funding:
             A combination of state and federal funds are used to support the activities and efforts of these groups.
Brief Description: Massachusetts has three citizen participation groups which serve as the Department’s review panels, each with different foci that serve the needs of children, youth and families throughout the Commonwealth.  Each group has a coordinator who is responsible for assisting members in attaining their goals and preparing recommendations on an annual basis.
Annual Report submitted: June 30
Sample of Current Work Projects/Focus

The above citizen participation groups identify systems issues, barriers and trends, and develop recommendations for improving case practice, policy, training, service delivery and coordination.

Web Site:  N/A

Total Members: Approximately 60

Other Information:  For more information about the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families see www.mass.gov/dcf       

Citizen Review Panels Annual Report 2010 (pdf)

Citizen Review Panels Annual Report 2009 (pdf)

Citizen Review Panels Annual Report 2008 (pdf)

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