Volunteers sought for foster care review boards in Kentucky

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Posted at 10:56 AM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 10:56:19-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts says it needs more volunteers to review cases of children in foster care.

The agency says in a statement that it needs volunteers in 41 counties across the state to serve on Citizen Foster Care Review Boards. Volunteers would make recommendations to courts on behalf of children to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

Volunteers must complete training, pass a background check and get approved by a local judge.

The next training sessions are scheduled for Dec. 13 in Frankfort and Feb. 21 in Grayson.

For more information or to apply, visit the Citizen Foster Care Review Boards webpage .