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Citizens Foster Care Review Board Inc

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Naples, FL   |  https://www.cfcrbcollier.org/
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Citizens Foster Care Review Board Inc

EIN: 65-0370453


Mission

The Citizens Foster Care Review Board's mission is to protect and advance the interests of abused and neglected children and young adults in Collier County who come under the protection of the Dependency Court by providing well-trained volunteers to oversee their safety, stability, and well-being.

Ruling year info

2022

President

Lt. Thomas Wedlock

Vice-President

Lori Cohen

Main address

P O Box 10746

Naples, FL 34101 USA

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EIN

65-0370453

Subject area info

Human services

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Families

Parents

Non-adult children

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Human Service Organizations (P20)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The goal is permanency for the children. The longer the case lingers in the judicial system, the longer the child’s world is turned upside down. Because the panel members of the Citizens Foster Care Review Board are able to conduct these judicial reviews in partnership with the Dependency Judge we are able to deeply delve into the case in a timely manner and in our own way contribute to a more expeditious solution to permanency, be it reunification with a parent, permanent guardianship (sometimes with a grandparent or other relative) or adoption. We help move the case forward toward an ending that is safe, forever, and loving for each child.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Judicial Reviews

The Citizen's Foster Care Review Board conduct judicial reviews for children involved in the dependency system in Collier County.  Our goal is to ensure children do not linger in foster care, receive needed services and that their placements are appropriate.  We hold parents, service agencies, case management and other stakeholders accountable so children can return to a normal family setting expeditiously.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Non-adult children
Families

CFCRB provides continuing education to panel members to increase developmental knowledge of issues, services, resources and community involvement that benefits the families and children we serve in Collier County.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Authorized by an administrative order executed by the chief judge within 20th Judicial Circuit.

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

none

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Typically, the Panel conducts the first two judicial reviews for a family. By the time the judge hears the permanency
hearing, we have already delved deeply into important matters such as health, education, case plan tasks, family
dynamics, and appropriate permanency alternatives. Because our volunteers take the time to prepare in-depth for each judicial review by reading volumes of paperwork, they are prepared to address all types of issues no matter how small or how large.

Develop a philanthropic strategy that will sustain our organization, allowing us to broaden our footprint in Collier County and increase awareness of and commitment to the needs of children and families in the child welfare system. Robust recruitment, retention, and training of high-level, thoughtful panel members. Increase our funding so we can ensure sustainability.

Financials

Citizens Foster Care Review Board Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Citizens Foster Care Review Board Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
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President

Lt. Thomas Wedlock

Lt. Wedlock is a 27-year veteran of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office where he has served the past 20 years in the Youth Prevention and Delinquency Services Division. Lt. Wedlock has grown efforts within this Division through the development of innovative programs, service opportunities, and community collaborations geared to better serve identified at-risk youth and families. Lt. Wedlock is active in the community, serving on various boards and leadership positions: member of the 20th Judicial Circuit of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board since 2010, Founder and member of the Youth Resource Coalition since 2010, member of the Board of Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County since 2011; Former chairperson of the Naples Alliance for Children 2015-17; current chairman of the Citizens Foster Care Review Board; 2017-present; current member of the Collier County Community Alliance since 2017, and current Advisory Board member of the Salvation Army of Collier County since 2022.

Vice-President

Lori Cohen

Lori Cohen, has served for 15 years as a panel member of the Citizen’s Foster Care Review Board. She has served as Panel Chair for more than 5 years. She has also served on its Steering committee and is currently the Vice President of the 501c3 Board. Ms. Cohen graduated with a BS in Physical Therapy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Additional experience included more than 15 years of Health Care Executive Management including, Clinical practice as a Physical Therapist, Clinic and Hospital Management, and VP of Operations for a National Healthcare Consulting Company. Ms. Cohen also served locally from 2000-2008 as the Executive Director of Temple Shalom of Naples. Ms. Cohen has served as Chair of the Board of the PACE Center for Girls, “PACE girl” high school student mentor, Public Broadcasting Reader for the Blind and Volunteer at Temple Shalom. The largest percentage of her community involvement at this time is for the Citizens Foster Care Review Board Inc.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Citizens Foster Care Review Board Inc

Board of directors
as of 07/04/2023
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Board co-chair

Lt. Thomas Wedlock

Collier County Sheriff's Office

Term: 2023 - 2024


Board co-chair

Ms. Lori Cohen

Community Volunteer

Term: 2023 - 2024

Thomas Wedlock

CCSO

Robert Nossen

Community Volunteer

Fernand Billon

Community Volunteer

Kenneth Shevin

Community Volunteer

Lori Cohen

Community Volunteer

Douglas Campbell

Community Volunteer

Donald Rauch

Community Volunteer

Michael Reagen

Community Volunteer

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/3/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

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