St. Louis Public Radio News
3:24 pm
Mon February 3, 2003

Foster Care Commission Meets Today

Jefferson City, Mo. – A special commission on Missouri's child welfare system will meet for the first time today in Jefferson City to discuss possible reforms.

The meeting coincides with new information from the state Auditor's office that 70%percent of the almost 150 child abuse deaths in the past five years (103 of 147) involved children in households where state workers knew of prior abuse and neglect.