WHEREAS, the Missouri Task Force on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care (Task Force) was established in 2008; and

WHEREAS, Task Force membership included officials of various Missouri state government departments; individuals in the fields of juvenile justice, mental health, education, and child welfare; and others; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of the Task Force was to assess resources available to support youth in or exiting from foster care, and to recommend ways to strengthen communication and collaboration among youth-serving agencies with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes and futures for Missouri's youth exiting from foster care; and

WHEREAS, the Task Force submitted its recommendations to the Governor in August 2009; and

WHEREAS, the Task Force has completed the purpose for which it was formed.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by the virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby direct the Department of Social Services to disband the Missouri Task Force on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 15th day of January, 2010.

[Jay Nixon's signature]

Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon


[Robin Carnahan's signature]

Robin Carnahan
Secretary of State

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