In 1995, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDH&W) organized Citizen Review Panels (CRP) in each of Idaho’s seven regions. The purpose of these panels was, and still is, to evaluate and provide recommendations for the improvement of the child protection system within each of the seven health districts.
In 2018, the Idaho Legislature amended Idaho Code to transition oversight of the Citizen Review Panels from IDH&W to Idaho’s public health districts.
Citizen Review Panels are comprised of up to seven volunteers that reside within the boundaries of the public health district. Each Citizen Review Panel is tasked with reviewing all cases being held under Idaho Statute Title 16, Chapter 16 (Child Protective Act) that have been open in the corresponding district court, or other appropriate local jurisdiction, longer than 120 days.
The volunteer members of the Public Health District V Citizen Review Panel are from all walks of life. They bring different types knowledge and varying levels of experience to the table. All are firmly motivated to improve the welfare of children and families. All panel members have undergone a criminal history background check.
If you are interested in applying to serve as a volunteer member of the Region V Citizen Review Panel, please print a copy of the application, complete it, and return it via any of the three modes listed at the end of the application.