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Childrens Services Review Panel Resources and Links




RCCRP

Volunteers on the Ramsey County Children's Services Review Panel make a difference on behalf of children.  They evaluate which county and state programs and services are working for children  and which ones need improvement to help prevent neglect and abuse. The panel presents findings and fact-based, recommendations in reports to the Ramsey County Board and Minnesota Department of Human Services. If you want to volunteer, please complete an application form.
CSRP Volunteer Job Desc & Application (fill-able word 6 pp)CSRP Volunteer Job Desc & Application (pdf)

Resources

Minnesota Government links:

MN DHS Citizen Review Panels shares how people in specific counties play integral roles in child protection and abuse prevention programs. | Learn More MN Citizen Review Panel

Minnesota Department of Human Services has supports and services from child and foster care, to food, abuse prevention and more.  |  Learn More MN DHS Children

Minnesota Judicial Branch Guardian Ad Litem Program includes paid staff and volunteers appointed by courts to represent abused and neglected children in court.  |  Learn More MN Guardian Ad Litem Program
 
University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare partners with others to provide research and training that improves the quality of child welfare services.  | Learn More UM Advanced Studies in Child Welfare



Federal Government links:

National Citizens Review Panel has reports, training and mandated evaluations of states' child protection programs.  |  Learn more Nat'l CRP Virtual Community

US Dept Health & Human Services agency focuses on safety and well-being of children and families.  | Learn more Children’s Bureau

US Dept HHS Child Welfare Information Gateway has resources for professionals to help protect children and strengthen families.  | Learn More HHS Child Welfare Gateway

 

Non-Profit links:

Child Welfare League of America is a national coalition serving vulnerable children and families. | Learn More Child Welfare League
 
Children's Defense Fund Minnesota has advocacy programs and research to promote fair, healthy, safe and moral head starts for all children. | Learn More CDF -Minnesota

Court Appointed Special Advocates Minnesota has local programs and training for volunteers who represent abused and neglected children in court. | Learn More CASA MN

Minnesota Adoption Resource Network has programs to support and train families who adopt Minnesota's Waiting Children. | Learn More MN Adopt

Minnesota Communities Caring for Children (formerly Prevent Child Abuse MN) has prevention strategies for early childhood abuse and neglect, including coaching for parents, training for professionals and reporting abuse. | Learn More MN CCC

National Court Appointed Special Advocates coalition has resources, programs and training for volunteers who represent abused and neglected children in court. | Learn More Court Appointed Special Advocates
 
National Conference of State Legislatures tracks states' legislation in regard to child welfare. | Learn More Nat'l Legislatures' Overview