The Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington Vicinage, is seeking citizen volunteers for its Child Placement Review (CPR) Boards.
The state legislature established Child Placement Review Boards in 1978. Board members are court-appointed, trained citizen volunteers charged with monitoring the cases of children placed in foster care or residential placements by the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services to ensure that the placement serves the best interest of the child.
Board members review case plans, conduct interviews of interested parties and make recommendations to the court. The CPR boards meet biweekly during the day on Wednesdays.
Members are appointed by the assignment judge for a provisional term of one year and could be reappointed for additional terms of three years. CPR board members must be citizens and residents of Burlington County.
Prospective board members are subject to an appropriate screening process that includes a written application, an interview and a criminal background check, including fingerprinting.
Selected volunteers must attend a 12-hour program-specific training offered at the Burlington County Courthouse.
To become a Child Placement Review Board volunteer, contact Frank Carr, coordinator of volunteer services, at 609-518-2511 or at firstname.lastname@example.org