Texas GOP Leaders Okay Hiring Hundreds Of Child Welfare WorkersTop Republican leaders have given preliminary approval to a dramatic overhaul of the Texas welfare system that protects abused and neglected children by hiring more than 800 state workers.
Lawmakers Recommend $75M For Protecting Texas ChildrenSome Texas legislators have endorsed spending about $75 million for emergency salary increases and hiring more staff to protect at-risk Texas children.
Texas Child Agency Workers Visit Hundreds Of At-Risk YouthsTexas Department of Public Safety special agents have helped Child Protective Services workers check on hundreds of at-risk youths in a review demanded by legislators.
Texas Lawmakers Order Immediate Child Caseworker Visits"Get the National Guard or the Texas Rangers or whoever out to each house to see these kids now," said Sen. John Whitmire of Houston told Commissioner Hank Whitman.
Substantial CPS Backlog Prompts Texas Leader's Call For ChangeThe directive comes following reports showing that the backlog of children not seen within statutory guidelines remains nearly unchanged since last spring.
4 Regional CPS Directors Fired Amid Texas Agency's ShakeupChild Protective Services has fired four regional directors as it looks to overhaul operations following years of complaints that the agency fails to adequately protect children who are abused or neglected.
Fort Worth Police Investigating Infant Death In CPS CustodyA 10-month-old girl died late Monday night in a Fort Worth home while in foster care.
Waco Police Arrest Couple After Infant Left In Hotel RoomWaco police say a man and a woman have been arrested after leaving their 7-week-old daughter alone in a hotel room when they went to a grocery store to get a cigar product used to smoke marijuana.
Texas State Senate Focused On CPS & Foster Care IssuesChild abuse, neglect and a broken foster care system were all the focus in the Texas State Senate today. Texas CPS Commissioner John Specia explained that he has been trying to fix the system since taking over in 2012.
CPS Finds Children In Backyard Shed, Father Says They're Struggling Officials with Child Protective Services say the department is investigating after an employee found a teenager and two younger children living in a shed without water and edible food.
Grandparents Call On Governor To Overhaul CPS After Granddaughter's DeathIt’s hard to imagine much more tragic than the death of a four-year-old, but Alisa Clakley said she can. She’s said what’s worse is a death of a child that was preventable.
CPS Case Workers Fired After Beating Death Of 4-Year-OldFirst a 4-year-old North Texas girl is beaten to death, then her mother and the woman's boyfriend are arrested and charged - now three workers with Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) are no longer on the job.