Foster Care Review Board Law and Legal Definition

Foster Care Review Boards are State boards made up of volunteer citizens who review foster care cases. The review is to ensure safe and timely permanency for children. The Board also sees to it that quality services are provided to families involved in the State foster care system.

Each state has separate Foster Care Review Board. Foster care review boards often inform State policy and are typically established through State legislation. The mission of these board and their governing laws also differ.

For example the mission of the Nebraska Foster Care Review Board is “to ensure the best interests of children in foster care are being met through external citizen review, monitoring facilities that house children and youth, maintaining up-to-date data on a statewide tracking system, through legal standing, and by disseminating data and recommendations through an Annual Report.”