by Judge R. Brent Elliott
I was among several judges who attended the “Youth Summit” recently held in Trenton. The event was designed to help area youth in foster care transition to independence. It was, to say the least, enlightening.
As of Oct. 1, 2016, the 43rd Judicial Circuit (Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb and Livingston counties) has 186 children placed in the custody of the Missouri Children’s Division. The vast