Friday, February 7, 2014
Dorchester County Coroner Christopher Nisbet was recently named Chair of the Foster Care Review Board 1B.
As chair, Nisbet will aid the local board in its mission to provide external accountability for the foster care system and to advocate on behalf of area children in foster care.
Created in 1974 by the General Assembly, South Carolina was the first state to allow citizens from each community to become involved in the child welfare system. Members participate in case reviews of all children who spend longer than four consecutive months in foster care. Each of South Carolinaís 16 judicial circuits has at least one local review board made up of volunteers from the community who work cooperatively with professional staff.
Each local review board is made up of five volunteers, appointed by the Governor with recommendation by Dorchester County Council for four-year terms.
Anyone interested in serving can apply.