OUR CHILD PROTECTION WORK FOCUSES ON
KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE AT HOME
A robust network of support programs coupled with a strong CPS workforce with manageable staff caseloads can prevent children from facing neglect and other unsafe situations at home, the trauma of removal from their families, and the challenges of the foster care system.
CHILD SAFETY AND SUCCESS IN FOSTER CARE AND BEYOND
When the state does remove children from their homes, they need safe and stable placements, an opportunity to safely reunite with their families if possible, and support to be healthy and successful both while they remain in foster care and after they age out of the system.
THE INTERSECTION OF CHILD PROTECTION AND OTHER ISSUES
Efforts to improve child protection in Texas must include the health and nutrition of children in foster care, coordination of efforts to serve youth dually involved in the juvenile justice system and the child welfare system, and supports to ensure foster youth are successful in school.
Our Latest on Child PROTECTION
Our 2017 legislative recap on child protection policy
Our legislative priorities and recommendations for the 2017 session
The latest on CPS caseloads
News coverage and our statement on a federal judge's ruling against the Texas foster care system
Our op-ed on CPS issues to address in 2016 and 2017
Our report on safety in Texas foster care