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38-2208. Same; duties and powers. (a) The citizen review board shall have the duty, authority and power to:

(1) Review each case referred to them, and such additional cases as the board deems appropriate, of a child who is the subject of a child in need of care petition or who has been adjudicated a child in need of care, receive verbal information from all persons with pertinent knowledge of the case and have access to materials contained in the court's files on the case;

(2) determine the progress which has been made to acquire a permanent home for the child in need of care;

(3) suggest an alternative case goal if progress has been insufficient; and

(4) make recommendations to the judge regarding further actions on the case.

(b) The initial review by the citizen review board may take place any time after a petition is filed for a child in need of care.

(c) In any case referred to a citizen review board, the court shall conduct a hearing at least once each year.

(d) The judge shall consider the citizen review board recommendations in making an authorized dispositional order pursuant to K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 38-2255, and amendments thereto, and may incorporate the citizen review board's recommendations into an order in lieu of a hearing.

(e) Three members of the citizen review board shall be present to review a case.

(f) The court shall provide a place for the reviews to be held. The citizen review board members shall travel to the county of the family residence of the child being reviewed to hold the review.

History: L. 2006, ch. 200, § 8; L. 2010, ch. 75, § 7; July 1.


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