Child Advocates Say Texas Contradicts Itself On Foster CareAdvocacy group says Texas' objections to reforms to its troubled foster care system are "grossly at odds" with state officials' statements out of court and before legislators.
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.
State's Family Services Chief Wants Raise For CPS StaffThe commissioner of the state's Department of Family and Protective Services has proposed giving $12,000 raises to each Child Protective Services caseworker, supervisor and administrator.
State Leaders Call For A New Plan To Fix Child Protective ServicesWith nearly 1,000 at-risk kids being left unchecked for months, leaders are now calling for a new plan to fix Texas Child Protective Services.
CASA Still In Need Of VolunteersAccording to LaValle, on average 5 children are removed from dangerous homes in Dallas county every day.
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.
Parents Awarded $142M Verdict After Infant Dies At Day CareA stunning verdict in Dallas County Thursday - more than $142 million for parents whose baby died at a Dallas day care.
Trafficking Charges Filed After Man Offers Frisco Woman $10K For Girl’s VirginityTwo people face felony trafficking charges after negotiating a price of $10,000 in exchange for a girl’s virginity.
Abbott Selects Longtime Aide To Lead Texas Health CommissionGov. Greg Abbott has selected one his longtime aides to take over the state's massive health agency.