Florida Foster Care Review (FFCR) promotes the safety, well-being and long-term success of abused and neglected children through volunteer-driven case reviews and system level advocacy. FFCR envisions a child welfare system that protects, heals and supports success for children, youth and young adults and their families. Through all its programs, FFCR not only promotes positive results at the individual level, but also tracks and analyzes outcomes in order to advocate for system changes that improve children’s lives.
Located at the Miami-Dade Children's Courthouse, Florida Foster Care Review promotes the safety, well-being and long-term success of abused and neglected children and youth.
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Florida Foster Care Review facilitates case review, advocates change in policy, innovates new approaches and evaluates data.
Florida Foster Care Review staff members, ready to welcome volunteers to the 2015 Volunteer Appreciation & Awards Ceremony.
Carlos Gimenez, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr., Chairman of the Miami-Dade County Commission, and members of the Commission proclaimed Thursday, June 8, 2017 as Florida Foster Care Review Day.
Citizen Review Panel Program
Florida Foster Care Review recruits, trains and supervises volunteers who participate in monthly Citizen Review Panels that review cases of children, youth and young adults in foster care to ensure they are safe and receiving needed services. The panels make recommendations that, once signed by the judge, become binding court orders with which case management agencies must comply. Whether connecting a child with medical care, counseling, transitional housing or simply the chance to experience normal childhood activities, the work of Florida Foster Care Review has not only improved the lives of abused and neglected children; in some cases it has even saved them.
Permanency Roundtable Program
Florida Foster Care Review works to ensure that children and youth leaving the foster care system have someone they can call family. Florida Foster Care Review facilitates Permanency Roundtables--intensive, team-driven professional case consultations--through which child welfare professionals and stakeholders actively pursue solutions that enable each child to exit foster care to permanent, loving families and not to the streets.