Texas Child Welfare Agency Adding New EmployeesThe head of the state's troubled foster care system said that emergency funding helped hire 441 new employees in December and January, a two-thirds increase over the same period the previous year.
Irving Man Charged In Child Abuse Case That Left 1-Year-Old DeadIrving police have arrested a man after a 1-year-old in his care, died under suspicious circumstances.
East Texan Gets 40 Years In Deaths Of 2 Battered DaughtersAn East Texas mother must serve 40 years in prison over the 2014 deaths of her two daughters whose battered bodies were found in their home in Quitman.
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.