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The Source: Child Welfare In Texas

Apr 2, 2015

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Last week, Governor Greg Abbott announced he wanted $40 million more for the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), so that they could institute reforms to Child Protective Services, a department that has been roundly criticized for years. The announcement came after the third death in three months of a child in the CPS system. 

What is the state of child welfare in the Texas? How are legislators looking to improve it?


  • Kim Abernathy, President and CEO of ChildSafe
  • Annette Rodriguez, President and CEO of The Children's Shelter
  • Carlos Uresti, State Senator for San Antonio's 19 district