Report: Texas Foster Care Girls More Likely To Get PregnantAn advocacy group says teens in Texas foster care are five times more likely to become pregnant than other girls statewide.
Abuse Hotline Wait Times Lead To Over 100,000 Hang UpsAs wait times have gotten lengthy, more than 100,000 callers each year to Texas' abuse hotline are hanging up before reaching an operator.
No Texas Probes Involving California Torture SuspectsDavid and Louise Turpin have pleaded not guilty in Riverside County, California, to multiple counts of torture, child abuse and false imprisonment. The couple moved to California from near Fort Worth in 2011.
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.
Some Push For Degree Reinstatement For Texas CPS CaseworkersDemocratic Texas lawmakers have filed bills seeking to restore a requirement that Child Protective Services caseworkers have at least a four-year college degree, including one that would add a stipulation that the degree be in a relevant field.
Advocates: Revamp Texas Adoption Care After Mistreated TeensThe child-protection system in Texas should be revamped to better monitor adoptions and prevent a reoccurrence of the seven special-needs children found near Houston isolated and living in filthy conditions, child advocates say.
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.
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.
Order Extended Blocking Detention Center Child-Care LicenseA judge extended her order Wednesday that at least temporarily blocks a residential child-care license for one of the nation's largest detention centers for families caught crossing the southern U.S. border illegally.
Child Protective Services Searching For Missing 10-Year-OldOfficials with Texas Child Protective Services are turning to the public for help finding a missing boy. CPS workers say Jayden Malone can't be located.
156 Children Died Of Abuse In Texas In Fiscal 2013 The number of child deaths in Texas from abuse or neglect dropped significantly in the past fiscal year to the lowest level since 2000, according to a state report.