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.
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