JBS International, Inc.'s, Child Welfare Reviews Project oversees a diverse national pool of CFSR Reviewers who participate in the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) conducted by the Children's Bureau. The Children's Bureau conducts the CFSRs, which are periodic reviews of state child welfare systems, to achieve three goals:
- Ensure conformity with federal child welfare requirements
- Determine what is actually happening to children and families as they are engaged in child welfare services
- Assist states in helping children and families achieve positive outcomes
After a CFSR is completed, states develop a Program Improvement Plan to address areas in their child welfare services that need improvement.
Upon receipt of applications, the Child Welfare Reviews Project reviews qualifications of CFSR Reviewer candidates, maintains information on candidates' qualifications, and identifies candidates to participate in CFSR Reviewer trainings. Once trained, these individuals become eligible to participate as CFSR Reviewers.
The Child Welfare Reviews Project conducts CFSR Reviewer trainings periodically as needed. CFSR Reviewers receive an honorarium for participating in the training, reimbursement for travel expenses, and a per diem for meals and incidental expenses. If you are interested in serving as a CFSR Reviewer, please carefully review the qualifications and responsibilities at the links below. If you believe you are qualified to participate, please contact the Child Welfare Reviews Project at firstname.lastname@example.org for a CFSR Reviewer Application Package.