Judge Orders Sweeping Changes To Texas Foster Care SystemU.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack told the state the overhaul must include improvements in record keeping, caseworker visits and where children are placed.
Advocacy Groups Look At Overhaul Of State Foster Care ProgramThe latest overhaul of the broken Texas foster care system is getting guarded endorsement from child advocacy groups in the state.
Governor Signs Sweeping Child Welfare Overhaul Into LawGovernor Greg Abbott has signed a trio of new laws meant to improve Texas' troubled foster care system.
Federal Audit Finds More Lapses In Texas Foster Care SystemA federal audit released Tuesday heaped more criticism onto Texas' troubled child welfare system and warned of foster kids potentially put in jeopardy over missed deadlines during abuse and neglect investigations.
Driver Fired After Girl In Foster Care Left At Wrong HomePolice say a driver for a child welfare agency in Tampa, Florida, has been fired after dropping off a 4-year-old girl who was in foster care at the wrong home.
Texas Lawmakers Look To Help Troubled Child Welfare SystemTexas lawmakers agree on the need to improve the state's beleaguered child welfare system, but how to do it and to pay for it during a tight budget year are still very much up in the air.
Paxton Says State Complying With Foster Care OrderThe state attorney general's office is challenging a federal judge's ruling that Texas is not complying with an earlier directive that foster children shouldn't be placed in any group home that doesn't have 24-hour supervision.
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.
Key Issues Facing Texas Lawmakers In 2017Austin and Washington should be far more simpatico under President Trump than the White House's current occupant, but there's still room for potential policy clashes when the Texas Legislature heads back to work.
Texas Objects To Recommended Foster Care ChangesTexas is objecting to policy revisions recommended by experts chosen by a federal judge to overhaul its troubled foster care system, including a proposed ban on children sleeping in state offices.
Experts Recommend Broad Reforms For Texas Foster Care SystemExperts chosen to overhaul the troubled Texas foster care system are recommending a series of reforms in a key report.
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.