• April 23, 2021

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Texas House Bills Lay Out Some Initial Plans to Overhaul

Texas representatives have filed legislation to start an overhaul of the the state’s Child Protective Services, following a crisis that has left thousands of kids at risk. Facing calls to overhaul the state’s embattled child welfare system, Texas House members have introduced legislation that would make it easier for relatives to adopt at-risk children, eliminate […]Read More

5 Things to Watch in the Child Welfare Fight this

Texas children facing abuse and neglect are going to be a major issue during the 85th Legislative Session as legislators grapple with less funding, a federal court case and troubling headlines about failings at the Department of Family and Protective Services. In October, a fed-up Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe […]Read More

More Kids Sleeping in State Offices Amid Foster Shortage

The number of children sleeping in Child Protective Services offices shot up after an internal policy change at the agency limited child placements, according to state data released Thursday. Sixteen children spent at least two nights sleeping in CPS offices last month, according to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services — more than three […]Read More