According to a new report, a quarter-million Texas children are living with family members other than their parents, but aren’t getting the state and federal benefits they’re due.
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A new report concludes that controversial foster care reforms will likely cost Texas more money.
Is the state agency charged with guarding Texas’ abused kids trying to privatize foster care services for no reason?
Can Texas fix its troubled foster care system without spending more money? The early withdrawal of a major private contractor raises doubts.
The two foster children who drowned on Sunday were placed by an agency owned by a company Texas has contracted to manage foster kids in 60 counties.
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Texas’ foster care reforms were supposed to fix a deadly system. Instead, they might make it worse.
We discuss the one-year anniversary of the West fertilizer plant disaster and what is being done (and not done) to prevent it from happening again.
Depending on whom you ask, Texas is either rushing to implement potentially disastrous changes to its foster care system or taking bold action to fix serious problems.
What happens when the key witness and victim in a horrific crime is a child too young and immature to reliably remember what happened? And how reliable are they when they change their minds?