The mission of the Citizen Review Panel Program ishappy
to assess the Child Protective Services system and make recommendations for continuous improvement that will help ensure the safety and well being of Arizona children and families.

The Arizona Citizen Review Panel Program began in 1999 in response to a 1996 amendment to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) requiring states to establish Citizen Review Panels. Three regional panels are located in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff.

Citizen Review Panels review Child Protective Services state policies, current practices, pertinent data, and case file information on child fatalities and near fatalities due to maltreatment. The panels evaluate the Child Protective Services relationship with foster care, adoption and other related agencies.  The Panels make recommendations to Child Protective Services for system changes and improvements and submit annual reports of activities and goals.

For more information on the Arizona Citizen Review Panel Program, please click here. If you would like to volunteer,
please click here or contact:

Karin Kline, M.S.W.
Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
College of Public Programs
Arizona State University
500 North 3rd Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2135
Phone: (602) 496-1474
Fax: (602) 496-1494