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County citizen review panel has volunteer openings

The Washington County Citizens Review Panel, designed to assist the child protection system with ongoing evaluation to strive for the protection of children, will conduct training for new members at the end of the summer.

Two panel members will be leaving at the end of June, after fulfilling their terms, and new members are invited to join.

Panel members analyze trends, provide a citizen's perspective and insight of the child protection system, recommend and advocate for needed changes and resources, and promote cooperation among community resources and child protection service agencies. The panel also examines child protection policies and outcomes.

The panel meets monthly and has seven members who may serve a total of three two-year terms.

Those interested in becoming members of the panel may view an application at

Those interested in becoming a member may apply by contacting Don Pelton, Washington County Community Services Supervisor, at 651-430-6631 or e-mail to Don.Pelton@Co.Washington.MN.US.