WHEREAS, services to Missouri's families and their children must focus on achieving positive measurable results; and
WHEREAS, the well-being of children is inseparable from family strength and community stability; and
WHEREAS, the new public-private partnerships are needed to measurably improve the condition of Missouri's families and their children and establish greater collaboration among human service agencies;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mel Carnahan, Governor of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby establish the Family Investment Trust for the following purposes:
- Assist local communities in establishing collaborative processes to coordinate the services of public and private human service agencies to achieve measurably improved conditions for families and children.
- Develop measures with the Departments of Social Services, Elementary and Secondary Education, Health, and Mental Health to improve measurably the conditions of Missouri's families and children through greater collaboration among the departments.
The Family Investment Trust Board of Directors will consist of private sector members appointed by the Governor and directors of the Departments of Social Services, Elementary and Secondary Education, Health, and Mental Health.
||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 3rd day of November, 1993.
||[Mel Carnahan's signature]
[Judith K. Moriarty's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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