Reform the Texas Child Protective Services

Reform the Texas Child Protective Services

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Currently, about 30,000 children, most of whom have been abused or neglected, are in foster care in Texas. However, the current system fails in protecting these vulnerable children. The purpose of the foster care system is to provide a safe, stable place for children whose parents cannot care for them for any reason, usually with the goal of reunifying children with their birth parents. However, Texas's foster care system does not accomplish this in a meaningful way!

As detailed in the linked article, in 2016, with a lack of funding already causing rampant issues in Texas Foster Care, Texas enacted a law to work towards privatizing much of its social work and foster care system without any significant oversight. This tactic has proven to worsen foster care standards in other states such as Florida and Kansas, and the lack of oversight puts children at higher risk of being abused or mistreated in the system. Rather than privatizing foster care with a lack of oversight and putting children at risk, the state should work to vastly increase funding to the Department of Family and Protective Services for foster care and social work and implement significant oversight of both the public and private systems.

https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/texas-privatizes-child-protective-services-will-horror-stories-go-unheard/

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