Blunt appoints group to study foster care system

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 | 11:32 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt has created a 17-member committee to study Missouri's foster care system.

The panel, announced Tuesday, will look into the resources available for children in foster care as they approach their 18th birthdays, Blunt wants the committee to create a three-year plan with suggestions for using existing resources and possible legislative action.

Committee members include five members of Blunt's Cabinet, a judge, business leaders, a foster parent and two people who had been in the foster care system.


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