Citizen Review Panels

The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) requires each state to create citizen review panels (CRPs) to meet quarterly and report annually on efforts to ensure that the state is following child protection requirements.


Idaho’s Citizen Review Panels are facilitated through the state's seven local public health districts. Each public health district has established a Citizen Review Panel to evaluate and provide recommendations for the improvement of the child protection system in their districts.

Panels are comprised of members from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate a strong motivation to improve the lives of children. Panels can have up to seven members of volunteers who represent their community and include those who have expertise in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect as well as adults who were  victims of child abuse or neglect. Panels review policies, procedures, and practices; state agencies must respond to panel recommendations for system and practice improvement. 


Historical reports from Idaho’s Citizen Review Panels are available upon request by emailing CFSInquiries@dhw.idaho.gov.

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Idaho Citizen Review Panel