Foster Care Review Board
When a child is placed outside his/her own home, the Foster Care review Board (FCRB) reviews the case within six months of the original date of placement and every six months after that while the child remains in out-of-home care. The function of the FCRB is to review the case plan, and progress toward its goal and objectives and to make sure the child is receivingÂ appropriate care. The FCRB is made up of community members who are appointed by the juvenile court judge in each county. They are not employed by the Department of Child Safety or by the court. People who attend these reviews include the FCRB members, the DCS Specialist, and if appropriate, the parents, the child, andÂ the placementÂ and service providers. The FCRB makes recommendations to the court about individual cases but has no decision-making authority. The court considers the recommendations of the FCRB with other information such as evidence and testimony from parents, case managers and attorneys. You can find more information on FCRB by visiting the DCS Policy Manual website here.