Members have been chosen and the Supreme Court Commission on Children’s Justice is set to begin its work. Chief Justice Stephen Limbaugh appointed the commission to review problems within the state juvenile justice system that came to light with the death of a two-year-old foster child in southwest Missouri. House Speaker Catherine Hanaway of Warson Woods serves on the commission. She says while some lawmakers have focused on the reimbursement rates for foster parents, she is concerned about the lack of caseworkers. The commission is made up of judges and lawmakers, as well as state bureaucrats and children’s advocates. It will study the various investigations sparked by the death of Dominic James and suggest changes for lawmakers to consider.
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