Early Citizen Review: Does It Make a Difference?
Case review, designed to promote adequate and appropriate planning and service delivery for children in foster care, is expected to reduce time in foster care and to lead to permanent placement outcomes. This article reports the results of a study on the impact of external citizen review initiated 14 to 45 days after a child entered the court system. Comparisons were made between two study groups to determine the impact of early citizen review on services planned and provided, court delays, completeness of the written case plans, number of placements, time in placement, and achievement of permanent placement. Implications for policy and practice are discussed.
School of Social Work
Case review, Child welfare, Citizen review, Foster care, Permanency planning
Jennings, Mary Ann, Tom McDonald, and R. Ann Henderson. "Early citizen review: Does it make a difference?." Social Work 41, no. 2 (1996): 224-231.