TX Lege Made Some Progress for Kids, But Fell Far Short of Expectations

Progress on CPS funding, suspensions in early grades, postpartum depression, and more, but big disappointments too.

Support HB 1521: Ensuring the Success of Youth Involved with CPS & Justice Systems

Testimony to the House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committee. 

The limited coordination and data sharing between the juvenile justice and child welfare systems results in costly, and sometimes counterproductive, duplication of services and worse outcomes for youth. To improve effectiveness and efficiency, Texas must improve information sharing between the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.