Community-Based Care Is A New Approach To Placing Foster Children In Texas
Monday at noon on "The Source" — The Texas legislature's order to redesign the state's foster care system has led to a new model for managing cases.
The "community-based care" approach allows for public private partnerships, contracting local organizations to find living arrangements, provide services and monitor the status of children who were removed from their home because of abuse or neglect.
This month, the Family Tapestry division of The Children's Shelter opened a first-of-its-kind placement center and will begin the first phase of assuming responsibilities from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
As one of three cities in the state currently implementing community-based care, what are the challenges and opportunities for San Antonio?
How will the current Texas legislature address the need for additional funding and support? Are these new measures enough to fix years of issues within the foster care system?
- Annette Rodriguez, President/CEO of The Children's Shelter San Antonio
- Erica Banuelos, Regional Director for Child Protective Services for Region 8a
- Judge Peter Sakai, Bexar County 225th District Court
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This interview aired on Monday, February 4, 2019.