Thank you for your interest in the Citizen Review Board (CRB)!
If you would like to help us advocate for children and youth, please read the CRB Volunteer Board Member Position Description and complete the volunteer board member application.
Volunteer board members commit one regularly scheduled, full working day per month to conduct reviews and another 3 to 6 hours reading case material before the reviews. Materials are sent to volunteer board members seven to ten days in advance. Because the materials are confidential, volunteer board members return them to their field staff member on the day of the review.
Volunteer board members must complete 16 hours of initial training and 8 hours of continuing education annually. Four hours of the initial training are completed online prior to attending the orientation training in person.
In addition to reviewing individual cases of children in substitute care, the CRB studies and recommends improvements in foster-care policies, procedures, and laws.
Because we value and embrace a greater diversity of cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds, we seek people from all walks of life and with differing backgrounds or areas of expertise. The primary qualifications are
- interest in the welfare of children and families,
- ability to maintain confidentiality and cope with sensitive and emotional cases, and
- availability to attend reviews regularly.
Limited funds are available to assist with certain expenses related to serving on a board. Mileage, day care expenses, etc. can be reimbursed to those applicants meeting eligibility requirements. If you have any questions, please call or email a volunteer resource coordinator at CRB.Volunteer.Resources@ojd.state.or.us, or, 503.986.4535 or toll free at 1.800.551.8510 ext. 64535. Thank you for your interest. We hope to hear from you soon.