Nebraska Children and Families Foundation administers the Caregiver Citizen Review Panel (CRP) and provides recommendations to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) through local, community-owned groups. This format creates a comprehensive, cross-cutting team of various sectors serving the local area. There is also an opportunity to directly recruit community caregivers who can speak to their experiences in the area. This format allows for local DHHS offices across all divisions to have the chance to hear from their specific regional community voices on how to connect and serve these areas.
Currently, there is no application as the CRP is community-focused and operates in a small geographic-based for each panel. Local community collaborative including service providers, community partners and those who have lived experienced or are service recipients help make up members of the panel. Membership changes each cycle with work in different communities. Communities whom have participated in panel work consist of Norfolk, Schuyler, Columbus, and South Sioux City. Members are asked to attend four monthly meetings with a follow-up meeting once DHHS responds to the group's recommendations.