Join a Citizen Review Panel!

California’s three Citizen Review Panels (CRPs) engage in annual recruitment to fill vacated positions and this year all three Panels would like to hear from individuals with lived experience, including parents (especially fathers), whose children have been served by the Child Welfare and Juvenile Probation systems, former foster youth and Tribal representatives.

Professionals with expertise in trauma-informed approaches and practice, as well as those who serve on, or are interested in the work of, Child Death Review Teams (CDRTs) are also encouraged to join.

See our recruitment flyer for more information on the role of CRP members, and for information on how to apply. Feel free to share with anyone you think might be interested!


Save the Date - 2024 National CRP Conference, May 20-22nd

Save the Date! In partnership with the Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP), the California Citizen Review Panels, and national Citizen Review Panel partners, we invite you to the 2024 National Citizen Review Panel Conference: Empowering Communities to Lead Change to be held May 20-22, 2024 at Paradise Point in San Diego.

Workshops will focus on strategies to transform the Child Welfare system to a Child and Family Well-Being system, including the transformative power of Family First Prevention Services and innovative ways to support former foster youth as they transition to adulthood. The conference will provide a valuable experience for anyone interested in Child Welfare system transformation, whether or not they are involved with the Citizen Review Panels.

Please reach out to if you want to be added to our email list for this event.