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Citizen Foster Review Boards Seeks Volunteers in 71 Kentucky Counties

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More than 70 Kentucky counties - including more than a dozen in the region - are in need of volunteers to review foster care cases. 

According to a release, Citizen Foster Care Review Boards are seeking help ensuring children are placed in safe, permanent homes.

Volunteers work with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the courts to review files on children in out-of-home care.

Those interested do not need to live in a county in need but must complete a six-hour training session and consent to background checks. A session in Christian County is on August 18.

Volunteers conducted nearly 21,000 reviews of more than 11,300 cases in fiscal year 2016.

Foster care reform is a key issue for Governor Matt Bevin, inspired by challenges in his own family’s adoption efforts.

Counties in Need (from news release)

Barren, Bath, Bell, Boone, Boyd, Bracken, Breathitt, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Campbell, Carter, Christian, Clay, Crittenden, Edmonson, Elliott, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Fulton, Grant, Graves, Grayson, Green, Greenup, Hardin, Harlan, Harrison, Hart, Hickman, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Knott, Knox, LaRue, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Magoffin, Marion, Marshall, Martin, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Muhlenberg, Nicholas, Oldham, Owsley, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Powell, Roberts, Rowan, Simpson, Todd, Trigg, Union, Warren, Washington and Wolfe.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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