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Task force of foster care created

GOV. RITTER NAMES MEMBERS OF NEW COLORADO TASK FORCE
ON FOSTER CARE AND PERMANANCE

Gov. Bill Ritter today announced the first members of the new Colorado Task Force on Foster Care and Permanence.

Established by Senate Bill 07-64, the 24-member task force will examine the child foster care and adoption systems. The panel will report its findings and recommendations to the Governor, Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court and the House and Senate Judiciary and Human Services committees by May 31, 2008.

The task force will continue to accept applications for seven remaining vacancies from the following categories: former foster children; a foster parent who is not currently a member of a statewide foster parent association; a biological parent of a child who has been involved in the foster care system; and a community child advocate.

To obtain an application or for more information, please call (303) 866-6380, e-mail boards@state.co.us or visit www.colorado.gov/governor/boards-commission.html.

The new appointees are:

State Sen. Moe Keller of Wheat Ridge

State Rep. Jerry Frangas of Denver

Deborah L. Cave of Louisville

Adoree L. Blair of Littleton

Sarah Padbury of Denver

Shari F. Shink of Wheat Ridge

Sharen E. Ford of Aurora

Jerri J. Spear of Akron

Paula K. McKey of Boulder

Cyril “Skip” A. Barber of Centennial

Sherry A. Caloia of Glenwood Springs

Sister Michael Deloros Allegri of Denver

M.A. “Bunny” Nicholson of Denver

Carl A. Lawson of Aurora