The Kentucky Court Improvement Program continues to support the Citizen Foster Care Review Board through enhanced education, a new electronic case management system and an expanded Interested Party Review Program. The Court Improvement Program has developed the following initiatives to promote the safety, well-being and permanency of children in foster care:
- Educating court and Cabinet for Health and Family Services personnel
- Enhancing collaboration between the courts and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services
- Enhancing Citizen Foster Care Review Board processes
- Expediting appeals in termination of parental rights cases
- Developing an integrated Juvenile Drug Court
- Implementing an enhanced electronic case management system, the Children’s Automated Tracking System. CATS is a source of case information for the Administrative Office of the Courts, judges, the Citizen Foster Care Review Board and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
- Expanding the Interested Party Review Program, an interactive interview process that involves CFCRB volunteers, parents, care providers, service providers, Cabinet for Health and Family Services personnel and attorneys. The IPR focuses on the case plans for parents and their child and the progress being made to secure permanency for the child. The process results in a comprehensive report for the judge