Our mission is to “evaluate the extent to which DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) and other local child protection system agencies are effectively discharging their child protection responsibilities.” In accordance with the requirements of CAPTA, under DC Code: § 4-1303.51 the District of Columbia Citizen Review Panel (DC-CRP) was established “to serve as an external, independent oversight body for the District's child welfare policies e system, evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of DC government agencies involved in child protection as well as neighborhood-based services provided by vendors.”