Contact Person: Denise E. Wheeler, Supervisor, Citizens Review Board for Children
Contact Address: 4201 Patterson Avenue, 5th floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Contact Phone: 410-585-2251
Founded In: Dec, 1979
Funding: Agency receives State (65%) and IV-E funds (35%)
State Citizens’ Review Board for Children: Sabrena McAllister, Administrator, 4201 Patterson Ave., 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21215,
State Council on Child Abuse & Neglect: Claudia Remington, 311 W. Saratoga St., Room 530, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, 410-767-7868.
State Child Fatality Review Team: Joan Patterson, LCSW-C, Coordinator, Center for Maternal and Child Health, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, 410-767-6713.
3 statewide CRPs (State Citizens' Review Board for Children, State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, State Child Fatality Review Team. 24 local CRPs - one in each county - assist the State Board and State Council)
Local systems description project is a formal survey of child protection activities across 5 domains. Structured case reviews use a detailed protocol for evaluating effectiveness of 16 aspects of child protection across 5 domains. The local panels also submit brief annual reports.
Citizens' Review Board for Children makes the protocols for the local panels in consultation with State Council. Child Fatality Review Team makes protocols for 24 local child fatality review teams (which are not CRPs). Were founded in 12/79 as a foster care review board, and legislatively established in May, 1999, as a citizen review panel.