Since 1989, Florida Foster Care Review (FFCR) has harnessed the power of community volunteers to advance the safety, stability and success of abused and neglected children in foster care by connecting them to essential services, supportive relationships and permanent families. Our Citizen Review Panel (CRP) Program works with trained volunteers who facilitate comprehensive review hearings of children in foster and identify unmet needs. Through the CRP’s recommended orders, FFCR advocates for abused children to receive critical services that promote their well-being and permanency. Our Permanency Roundtable (PRT) Program engages community partners in strategic action planning for youth lingering in foster care, creating lifelong families and healthy adult connections. FFCR’s team of experienced professionals educate and support our dedicated volunteers, evaluate the effectiveness of our work and innovate new approaches to increase our positive impact on children’s lives.
In addition to our programs, FFCR raises awareness about the needs of children in the foster care system and partners with other community organizations in pursuit of a child welfare system that truly improves the lives of the children and families we serve. Through our monthly newsletter, policy advocacy, and regular trainings for child welfare professionals, volunteers and stakeholders, we provide thought leadership—sharing best practices, developing new solutions, and advocating for system-wide improvements.