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What do we know about strategies for involving citizens in public child welfare : a review of recent literature and implications for policy, practice, and future research.
Journal of Public Child Welfare (2009)
  • Crystal Collins-Camargo, University of Louisville
  • Blake L. Jones, University of Kentucky
  • Seth Krusich, University of Kentucky
Abstract
Citizens are increasingly being called upon to participate in public child welfare programs. This participation—through such federally mandated programs as Foster Care Review Boards, Court Appointed Special Advocates, and Citizen Review Panels—can potentially promote authentic community involvement or leave angry agencies and panel members in its wake. These disparate outcomes are dependent upon numerous factors both within the child welfare agency and the broader civic domain. This article reviews the current literature on citizen participation in public child welfare with special emphasis on the programs mentioned above. Additionally, strategies are offered for using citizens to support positive change within public child welfare agencies.
Keywords
  • citizen participation,
  • citizen involvement,
  • foster care review boards,
  • court appointed special advocates,
  • citizen review panel
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Publication Date
2009
DOI
10.1080/15548730903129954
Citation Information
Crystal Collins-Camargo, Blake L. Jones and Seth Krusich. "What do we know about strategies for involving citizens in public child welfare : a review of recent literature and implications for policy, practice, and future research." Journal of Public Child Welfare Vol. 3 Iss. 3 (2009) p. 287 - 304 ISSN: 1554-8740
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/crystal-collins-camargo/41/