State 48 Law’s Jillian Hansen Serves as Member of the Foster Care Review Board (FCRB)
With long standing ties to protecting and serving children in the state of Arizona it is no surprise that attorney Jillian Hansen applied and was appointed to the Foster Care Review Board in March of 2022. Jillian’s experience as a social worker with the Department of Child Safety, and years taking on family law cases with children involved, she has positioned herself to make a difference in the lives of foster children, their temporary placement homes, and their forever homes.
“The cases we see on FCRB are tough. No child should harbor fears of safety, food insecurity, cleanliness, etc. It is our job to assess the cases and placements, provide feedback, value, and options, and sometimes make some really difficult decisions about what happens next for the kiddos.” – Jillian Hansen.
Serving on the Foster Care Review Board has given Jillian additional perspective when approaching her family law cases. She has always been a zealous advocate for the best interests of children. Her appointment to the Foster Care Review Board and her position with the Arizona Children’s Association’s Board of Directors allows her to positively impact the lives of many.
“The Foster Care Review Board is established by Arizona statute to review at least every six months the case of each child in foster care. The purpose of these reviews is to determine and advise the juvenile court of the adequacy of efforts and progress toward placement of the child in a permanent home; to encourage and facilitate the return of each dependent child to his/her family whenever possible; to promote and encourage stability in the child’s placement; to assist in informing parents and others of their rights and responsibilities regarding a dependent child in foster care; and through the State Board, to make recommendations to the Supreme Court, the Governor, and the legislature regarding foster care.”