Lauren Rose, Director of Youth Justice Policy at Texans Care for Children, on the appointment of JD Robertson as the new TTexas Juvenile Justice Ombudsman.
It's time to move youth from secure state facilities youth to local juvenile probation, community programs, and small rehabilitative facilities closer to families.
Enrollment fell among babies and toddlers of all backgrounds, but plummeted among black children in Harris County.
New Task Force is a Good Start, But Lege and TEA Must Take Action.
A new report shows that hundreds of babies and toddlers in the Tyler-Longview area have missed out on ECI services.
Childhood trauma – whether it’s caused by a hurricane, hunger, neglect, family instability, or something else – can affect children’s brains, academic performance, and behavior in school.
Legislators recently extended the Maternal Mortality Task Force and urged action to address the state crisis.
ECI enrollment is starting to rebound, but it's still below 2011 levels.
Over 200,000 Texas mothers are now eligible for screening.
We urge state leaders to reverse funding cuts that impact Texas children with disabilities and developmental delays.
The new state budget eliminates funding for the high-quality pre-k grant program but directs all districts to follow the program's standards.
Another Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) provider will withdraw from the program this summer.
Stephanie Rubin, CEO of Texans Care for Children, on the Texas Senate budget proposal for the 2018-2019 biennium.
The budget proposals have a long way to go if Texas is going to resolve the crisis in child protection.
It's still early in the state budget process, but the current proposals would cut the HB 4 grants just as they are getting started.