Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead

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Welcome to Florida Foster Care Review!

  • Facilitate

    Florida Foster Care Review facilitates comprehensive, individualized case review hearings for children and youth in foster care.
    At the same time, FFCR works to infuse the Citizen Review Panel (CRP) Program with best practices, quality training and intensive support. We plan to ignite the use of citizen-led panels across the state by providing critical expertise, technical assistance and infrastructure to other communities.

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  • Advocate

    Florida Foster Care Review advocates for policy and practice changes that make a real difference in children’s lives.
    Based on 25 years of experience and hard data accumulated through countless hearings, FFCR provides insights into the complex challenges facing children and youth in foster care and recommends changes to improve the child welfare system.

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  • Innovate

    Florida Foster Care Review develops and implements innovative approaches to addressing the greatest needs of the children we serve.
    At FFCR, we do more than just identify problems; we find solutions. We build on our past work to create an atmosphere of flexibility and fresh thinking that enables us to address the increasingly tough issues facing children and youth in care.

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  • Evaluate

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With endless gratitude and love we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! ... See MoreSee Less

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Report: Challenges Facing Florida's Community-Based Child Welfare System

"In recent years, shifts in child welfare system practices have increased the number of children being brought to the attention of Florida’s child welfare system. Investments in services that prevent child removals (the need to remove children from their homes) and improve permanency outcomes (outcomes resulting in adoption or reunification with the child’s original family) have not expanded or changed to meet these shifts in practice."

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Almost 50 children were adopted today at the Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc. National Adoption Day event at the Miami Children's Museum!

Congratulations to all of the families who participated today! We thank you for opening your hearts and homes to kids in need!

Collage pictures, clockwise from top left:

1. From left to right: Jackie Gonzalez, CEO of OurKids, Inc.; The Honorable Bertila Soto, Chief Judge 11th Judicial Circuit; The Honorable Cindy S. Lederman, 11th Judicial Circuit, Juvenile Division; Gina Russ, OurKids Board of Trustees, The Honorable Mari Sampedro-Iglesia, 11th Judicial Circuit, Juvenile Division, Associate Administrative Judge; General Magistrate Karen Kallman, 11th Judicial Circuit, Juvenile Division.

2. FFCR Executive Director Candice Maze with Zachary Gibson, Office of the Governor, Chief Child Advocate and Director, Office of Adoption and Child Protection.

3. From left to right: Bronwyn Stanford, Regional Managing Director, Southern Region, Department of Children and Families; Gilda Ferradaz, Deputy Regional Managing Director, Southern Region, Department of Children and Families; Zachary Gibson, Office of the Governor, Chief Child Advocate and Director, Office of Adoption and Child Protection.

4. From left to right: FFCR Staff - Vanessa Munoz, Program Director and Marissa Leichter, Esq., Citizen Review Panel Program Manager.
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We'll be at booth 278 at the Miami Book Fair all day today. We hope you'll stop by! ... See MoreSee Less

What an awesome end to an incredible day of generosity! CONGRATULATIONS to The Miami Foundation on raising more than $7M - $2M more than last year! Talk about inspiring! You guys rock. Thank you for this opportunity. #GiveMiamiDay #Gift2Uplift ... See MoreSee Less

We did it! You did it! With infinite gratitude we say THANK YOU to all who gave! We received 94 gifts totaling $9,000. When the $1,000 prize we received this morning is added, that means we hit our goal of $10,000! These wonderful funds will support programming to keep kids in foster care safe and promote their well-being and long-term success. We couldn't have hit this goal without your help. THANK YOU!!!! ... See MoreSee Less