Citizen Review Panel


Citizen Review Panels (CRP) are groups of volunteer citizens throughout the nation who are federally mandated to provide an evaluation of their State’s child protective services system. In Kentucky, there are active CRPs in the Southern Bluegrass and Jefferson regions of the Department for Community Based Services, as well as a Statewide CRP composed of members from all nine regions.

The mission of Kentucky’s Citizen Review Panels is to involve the larger community in evaluating the practices and policy of the Department for Community Based Services.  Ultimately, our goal is to improve the lives of every child and family in the Commonwealth.

Contact information:

LaToya Vaughn, M.S.
Program Coordinator
Citizen Review Panels of Kentucky
1 Quality St., Suite 700
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
(859) 257-7210
Email LaToya Vaughn

An Invitation

The Fifth Annual “What Works in Child Welfare” Conference will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington, KY.  We are looking for 40 minute presentations around topics that are relevant to those who are interested in child welfare.  .  Presentations should be focused toward “what works” in ameliorating child abuse and neglect in Kentucky. Audience members typically include child welfare workers, attorneys, advocates, social workers, and citizens. 

The presentation should not be overly-academic or technical, but rather geared toward practitioners. Presenters will receive a complimentary conference registration and our thanks!  Proposal submissions are due by February 26, 2016 and should be emailed to LaToya Vaughn at LaToya Vaughn

Here is a link to the submission form:

    2016 What Works Proposal.docx

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