Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
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.
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
Two teenagers who were allegedly sexually assaulted in October were in foster care at the time, outside of a formal, licensed placement.
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
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
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
In Texas, top politicians say gender-affirming care is abuse, compelling one therapist to protect her clients — and her family.
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.