Articles tagged: Department of Family and Protective Services
More than three years ago, a federal judge handed down court orders to reform Texas’ foster care system. And for more than three years, state lawyers have fought against those orders.
It’s been more than three years since a federal judge ruled that Texas dumps some of the state’s most vulnerable children into a foster care system “where...Read More
It’s as if state lawmakers owned an amusement park with a roller coaster that chucks a few riders to their deaths every month: We should fix that, they say periodically.
Texas state officials and legislators refuse to fund the state's child welfare system, then try to shift the blame when it fails....Read More
Advocates say Patrick's faith-based plan to offer foster care 'support' isn't a substitute for shoring up the state program.
Leaders from Christian congregations joined Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and other lawmakers at the Capitol to discuss the state's child welfare crisis....Read More
Texas wants to license immigrant detention centers for child care, but two families say the privately run facilities aren't as safe as the state claims.
Texas wants to license immigrant detention centers for child care, but two families say the privately run facilities aren't as safe as the state claims....Read More
On this week's podcast: Texas' most beloved food retailer, travails from the state's embattled child welfare services and Ted Cruz's next move.
On the Texas Miracle podcast this week: Texas' most beloved food retailer, travails from Texas' embattled child welfare services and Ted Cruz's next move....Read More
Two moms, detained with their kids, along with an anti-detention nonprofit, say prison-like immigrant detention centers shouldn't be child care providers....Read More
The state says deficiencies have been 'fixed' at Karnes, where a private prison company runs the ICE detainment facility for immigrant moms and kids....Read More
Republicans said they're not sure if more money is a fix for Texas' child welfare system, where children have died, been abused and re-abused in state care....Read More
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On the podcast: our roundtable wonders at the wild world of Sid Miller, plus we take Texas to task for leaders' mishandling of the foster care system....Read More