Judge explains lack of foster care in Missouri

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- A Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge is taking a personal approach to deal with the state crisis of finding homes for kids who go through the juvenile court system and need a foster family.

Judge Darrell Missey says often times a juvenile who appears before him will be placed with a foster family in another part of the state because of the lack of foster families closer to the child's home.

He is beginning a campaign to bring awareness to the problem by speaking at churches and civic groups.

He joined on KPLR 11 to explain.

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