Since 1989, Florida Foster Care Review (FFCR) has engaged community volunteers to advance the safety, stability and success of children in foster care by connecting them to essential services, supportive relationships and permanent families.
Florida Foster Care Review’s Citizen Review Panel (CRP) Program works with trained volunteers who facilitate comprehensive review hearings of children in foster care and identify unmet needs. Through the CRP’s recommended orders, FFCR advocates for abused children to receive critical services that promote stability and well-being. Located in the Miami-Dade County Children’s Courthouse, each of FFCR’s 15 CRP panels meets one day per month to conduct 10 to 12 review hearings. 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.
“For all of my adult life I have been volunteering for various organizations, and I must say that the staff at FFCR truly go out of their way to ensure that we (volunteers) have the information and support to do a good job for children. They do not miss an opportunity to acknowledge the value of our time and effort, which makes me want to work harder and do even more. It is a privilege to serve this exceptional organization and hopefully, change the life of a child, and perhaps an entire family, along the way.”
– Jodi H., FFCR Volunteer
How can I get started?
Due to the pandemic, we have cancelled our Pre-Service Volunteer Trainings until further notice. If you would like to be placed on the list for our next Pre-Service Training, please contact Marissa Leichter by emailing or filling out this contact form.