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About Us

CRB logo, Citizen Review Board Oregon Judicial Department in blue text circling an image of peopleThe Citizen Review Board (CRB) is a program within Oregon’s state court system that reviews the cases of children in foster care. Boards of citizen volunteers from local communities conduct our reviews. 

We bring transparency and public oversight to foster care cases and a path for citizens to shape public policy affecting Oregon’s most vulnerable children and families. Currently, there are 55 boards in 33 of Oregon’s 36 counties.

Contact Us


Main Phone Number: 503-986-5861
Oregon Relay Service: 711

 Program Information & Media Inquiries

Program Information and Contacts

 Physical Address

Citizen Review Board
1133 Chemeketa Street NE
Salem, OR 97301


 Mailing Address
Citizen Review Board
1163 State Street
Salem, OR 97301

 Important News & Notices

7/2/2024 – New document created by ODHS Child Welfare summarizing resources that become available for permanent family after an adoption or guardianship.

7/2/2024 – New data shows the number of children in foster care nationwide has decreased for the fourth consecutive year. 

6/27/2024 – Publication of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Citizen Review Panels Report for the 2023-24 Fiscal Year. Includes recommendations from the CAPTA Panel on Education as well as CRB statistical reports.

  Program Resources