Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board C

PO Box 88
Jefferson City, MO 65103

Phone: (573)-526-3174
Fax: (573)-526-3971

Email: AskCD@dss.mo.gov
Website: http://www.dss.mo.gov/cd/can.htm

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 210.153

Department: Social Services

Mission:

Function: The Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board provides an independent review of child abuse and neglect determinations in instances in which the alleged perpetrator is aggrieved by the decision of the Children's Division.

SubCommittees: none

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 12 meetings

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: 7 hours

Preparation time for meetings: varying; members must read 8 to 10 cases prior to meeting, volume and complexity varies

Total time commitment: 24 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 9

Appointed members: 9

Term length: 3 years

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 1 member must be a physician, nurse, or other medical professional; 1 must be a licensed child or family psychologist, counselor or social worker; 1 must be an attorney who has acted as a guardian ad litem or represented a subject of a child abuse and neglect report; 1 must be a representative from law enforcement or a juvenile officer; additional members may be persons from other professions or fields who have an interest in child abuse and neglect; a college or university professor or elementary/secondary teacher; a child advocate; or a parent, foster parent, or grandparent

Political Requirements: No

Geographic Requirements: No

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Dr. Adrienne Atzemis
physician, nurse or other medical professional
Saint Louis
Term begins: May 3, 2018
Term expires: Apr 7, 2021

Ms. Jennifer Vernon
licensed child or family psychologist, counselor or social worker
Trimble
Term begins: Oct 27, 2017
Term expires: Apr 7, 2020

Ms. Danielle Smith
attorney
Chesterfield
Term begins: Apr 26, 2018
Term expires: Apr 7, 2021

Ms. Misty Dobynes
representative from law enforcement or a juvenile office
St Louis
Term begins: Oct 27, 2017
Term expires: Apr 7, 2019

Dr. Matt Kliethermes
Member 1
Maryland Heights
Term begins: Nov 15, 2017
Term expires: Apr 7, 2019

Mr. Jack Jensen
Member 2
Columbia
Term begins: Nov 15, 2017
Term expires: Apr 7, 2019

Ms. Nancy E. Birch
Member 3
O'Fallon
Term begins: Jul 1, 2021
Term expires: Apr 7, 2024

Vacant Slot
Member 4

Vacant Slot
Member 5