What does a Panel Member do?
A reviewer is a citizen tasked with interviewing agency staff, stakeholders, families, and individual children involved in the child protection agency. They may assist in looking over specific files and suggest recommendations for systems improvement. Reviewers are chosen by the panel after they have shown interest by submitting an application. Applicants are also screened through the central registry.
How does it help children and families?
Panel Members are the Wyoming people’s voice in the child welfare system. The review results, and subsequent recommendations they provide to the Wyoming Department of Family Services are paramount in enhancing service delivery within local communities. This has a real effect on improving outcomes for Wyoming’s children and families.