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

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Additional Resources

Our April 2018 report on teen pregnancy in foster care

Our 2018 brief on substance use among pregnant women and new moms

Our 2017 legislative recap on child protection policy

Our June 2017 op-ed reviewing progress on CPS issues during the 2017 legislative session

Our July 2017 analysis of legislative progress since a federal judge found Texas foster care unconstitutional

Our April 2014 report on safety in Texas foster care

 Our work on Child Protection is led by:    Kate Murphy   Senior Child Welfare Policy Associate  kmurphy@txchildren.org   @K8MurphysLaw

Our work on Child Protection is led by:

Kate Murphy
Senior Child Welfare Policy Associate
kmurphy@txchildren.org
@K8MurphysLaw

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