DFPS Foster Care Needs Assessment
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DFPS Foster Care Needs Assessment

This report, which DFPS produces annually, gives the agency and its stakeholder’s vital information to more strategically build capacity in each community. Texas is among many states seeking solutions to secure and maintain placement resources for children. This assessment charts a strategic pathway for communities to develop the new capacity that meets children’s needs and...

Important Information for Judges and Attorneys Handling CPS Cases
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Important Information for Judges and Attorneys Handling CPS Cases

The Relative and Other Designated Caregiver Program Effective September 1, 2017, the Department of Family and Protective Services enhanced its Relative and Other Designated Caregiver Program (RODC), which previously provided eligible kinship caregivers with a small amount of funds to help care for children placed in their care by DFPS. House Bill 4, passed by the...

DFPS “3 in 30” Program Information and Implementation Schedule
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DFPS “3 in 30” Program Information and Implementation Schedule

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children and youth in foster care have significant medical needs. For example, Up to 80% of children enter foster care with at least one medical problem. 30% of children come into foster care with a chronic medical condition. Up to 80% of children and adolescents enter foster care with a...

Community Based Care Contract in Region 2
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Community Based Care Contract in Region 2

Today, DFPS is pleased to announce that we have made a contract award in Region 2 in our continued implementation of Community Based Care. DFPS is awarding a contract to 2INgage, a new partnership between Texas Family Initiative LLC and New Horizons Ranch and Center Inc., to serve as the Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC)...

Family First Prevention Services Act
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Family First Prevention Services Act

Congress passed the Family First Prevention Services Act in February 2018. This law restructures the child welfare funding that the Department of Family and Protective Services uses to pay for services for children in foster care and other services for families. DFPS recently published a summary of the new law and will continue to post...