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March 2011Vol. 12, No. 2NRCCPS Debuts Citizen Review Panel Webpage

The National Resource Center for Child Protective Services (NRCCPS) recently launched a Citizen Review Panel (CRP) webpage to bring together resources and information on CRPs. Each State's CRP is responsible for examining the effectiveness of State and local child protection systems, evaluating the coordination of CPS with foster care and adoption, and reviewing child fatalities and near fatalities.

The CRP webpage offers materials for developing and maintaining a CRP, including guidelines and protocols, tips for using CRPs to improve CPS, and a PowerPoint on evaluating CRP impact. Links are included to other websites that offer CRP resources. Finally, Citizen Connections, the national CRP newsletter is also posted. Each issue includes updates from different State CRPs.

Visit the CRP webpage on the NRCCPS website: