Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board A

PO Box 88
Jefferson City, MO 65103

Phone: (573)-526-3174
Fax: (573)-751-2607


Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 210.153

Department: Social Services


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 - The division may establish more than one board to assure timely review of the determination

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


Ms. Tracy Gonzalez
Term begins: Dec 17, 2009
Term expires: Aug 3, 2012

Vacant Slot
Law Enforcement or Juvenile Officer

Ms. Mary Drickey Craig
Member 1
Green Castle
Term begins: Feb 19, 2014
Term expires: Apr 7, 2016

Ms. Barbara Kuebler
Member 2
Jefferson City
Term begins: Feb 16, 2011
Term expires: Apr 27, 2013

Donna Jo Neely
Member 3
Term begins: Aug 22, 2017
Term expires: Apr 7, 2019

Mrs. Cynthia Vessell
Member 4
Sainte Genevieve
Term begins: Oct 27, 2017
Term expires: Apr 7, 2019

Ms. Julie Theresa Donelon
Member 5
Kansas City
Term begins: Dec 6, 2013
Term expires: Apr 7, 2015

Ms. Julie A. Robinson
Physician, Nurse or other medical prof
Cape Girardeau
Term begins: Dec 3, 2007
Term expires: Apr 7, 2010

Ms. Suzanne E. Taggart
Pyschologist, Counselor or Social Worker
Term begins: Apr 1, 2011
Term expires: Apr 27, 2013