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Texas

'Child Without Placement' Rotations Stretch Texas CPS Workforce

11/15/2022

‘Child Without Placement’ Rotations Stretch Texas CPS Workforce

More than 2,300 employees who monitor the care of kids in Texas Department of Family Services custody have left the agency this year.

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Five Groups Contracted to House Unaccompanied Migrant Children

10/26/2022

Biden Administration Wants to Take Over Monitoring of Unaccompanied Minors in Florida, Texas

After Texas and Florida made it harder to provide shelter for unaccompanied minors, the Biden administration wants to add federal monitoring.

Texas should place more foster kids with families rather than in residential treatment, report finds

10/21/2022

Texas Should Place More Foster Kids with Families Rather than in Residential Treatment, Report Finds

A report commissioned by the Texas Legislature has found that children involved in the foster care system should live with families rather than in residential facilities.

Keep Juvenile Court Out of The Public Gaze

10/5/2022

Keep Juvenile Court Out of the Public Gaze

When judges decide to post juvenile court proceedings online publicly, young people can suffer in the long run.

Foster Youth Are Not Pawns for a Pro-Life Agenda

10/3/2022

Foster Youth Are Not Pawns for a Pro-Life Agenda

Legislating against abortion is securing unwanted children a spot in foster care, guaranteeing failure for that child, writes Nileh Irsan.

New Study Spotlights Need for More Pre-College Programs for Foster Youth

9/22/2022

New Study Spotlights Need for More Pre-college Programs for Foster Youth

Federal education officials are investing millions of dollars into studying programs that help foster youth making the transition from high school to college.

    Healing Provided on a Texas Ranch for Men and Boys Who Have Survived Sex Trafficking

    9/21/2022

    Healing Provided on a Texas Ranch for Men and Boys Who Have Survived Sex Trafficking

    In Texas, a novel residential program provides young men who have survived sex trafficking with health care, legal help and animal therapy.

    Unleash the Brilliance, a Washington-based nonprofit that is a diversion program in King County.

    9/1/2022

    Youth Advocates Push “Diversion” to Reduce Racial Disparities in Juvenile Court

    A new study found that nationwide, there's an "unequal and limited use of diversion" efforts to keep kids out of the criminal justice system.

    Judge asks Texas to remove foster care kids from out-of-state facilities facing child abuse investigation

    8/1/2022

    Judge Asks Texas to Remove Foster Care Kids From Out-of-state Facilities Facing Child Abuse Investigation

    At least 48 Texas children are housed at facilities run by organizations under an investigation launched by two U.S. senators.