Citizens' Review Panel for Human Services
MMRB Liaison: Meka Beacham
Board Type: Multi-Jurisdictional
Resolution No. 96-M-07 was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on January 30, 1996. On November 12, 1996, the Board of County Commissioners approved an amendment to the resolution which increased the number of members from 20 to 30. On December 9, 1997, the Board adopted a resolution increasing the membership to 36.
The Citizens' Review Panel for Human Services shall be comprised of 24 members and shall, whenever possible, be apportioned as follows: A) One (1) youth advocate. B) One (1) senior representative. C) One (1) physically challenged representative. D) One (1) representative who is a client spokesperson of the economically distressed. E) One (1) representative who is a spokesperson for minorities and women-owned businesses. F) Fifteen (15) at-large representatives, two (2) of whom may be members from the Florida Department of Children and Families. G) Four members shall be defined as "Members in Training"
Term Of Office:
The membership of the panel shall be demographically representative of the population of Orange County reflecting ethnic, income, gender, and handicapped quotients.
Powers and Duties:
1. Evaluates, recommends and monitors Orange County's a allocation of funding to non-profit human service agencies. 2. Reviews needs assessment/targeted community studies and United Way panel recommendations in order to make funding recommendations. 3. Resolves agency appeals of funding recommendations. NOTE: Funding recommendations are forwarded to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners for final action.
Meets as needed.
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Citizens' Commission for Children Division
Last Revised: 1/15/2019