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Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

6/12/2023

Hundreds of Kids in Texas Foster Care Were Still Sleeping in Hotels or Other Unlicensed Placements Last Month

More than 250 children in Texas foster care slept in hotels, offices or other unorthodox housing last month, as the state struggles to provide stable placements for kids. 

Workforce: 'Child Without Placement' Rotations Stretch Texas CPS Workforce

12/20/2022

Top Stories of 2022: A Workforce in Crisis

The workforce crisis continues to plague the child welfare field, where increasingly stressful jobs have worsened already-high turnover rates. 

Foster Care Failed to Protect Two Texas Teens from Sexual Assault

12/1/2022

Foster Care Failed to Protect Two Texas Teens from Sexual Assault

Two teenagers who were allegedly sexually assaulted in October were in foster care at the time, outside of a formal, licensed placement.

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11/29/2022

Texas Governor Announces New Leadership for Family and Protective Services

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott yesterday announced the newest appointments to leadership in the state's Department of Family and Protective Services.

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.

Texas Legislature Digs Into Problems at Child Protective Agency

4/27/2022

Texas Legislature Digs Into Problems at Child Protective Agency

The Texas Legislature is ramping up its oversight of the state’s child welfare agency amid ongoing revelations of children harmed in government care and repeated condemnations from the federal courts.

    Life Altered for One Texas Family Determined to Protect Transgender Child

    4/21/2022

    Life Altered for One Texas Family Determined to Protect Transgender Child

    In Texas, top politicians say gender-affirming care is abuse, compelling one therapist to protect her clients — and her family.

    Foster Care Failed to Protect Two Texas Teens from Sexual Assault

    2/17/2022

    Texas Slow to Move Foster Children out of Hotels and Offices, Attorneys Say

    Despite an ongoing crisis that has left hundreds of foster children living in hotel rooms and other unlicensed settings, Texas child welfare officials are not moving with enough urgency to find them safe homes, attorneys for the children say.

    Foster Care Failed to Protect Two Texas Teens from Sexual Assault

    1/12/2022

    Outside Experts Give Texas Roadmap to Decrease Sky-high Rates of Foster Kids Sleeping in Offices, Hotels

    An panel of child welfare experts made recommendations for keeping kids in the Texas foster care system safely housed, including supporting kin placements.