Responding to the deaths of 13 children under the protection of licensed caregivers, the legislature is considering more oversight of foster care agencies.
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The House and Human Services Committee is asking that the state temporarily stop the rollout of controversial reforms to the foster care system in Texas.
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.
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.