Category: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

DFPS Issues Three-Day Exam Report

Texas Family Code requires DFPS to ensure certain children taken into conservatorship receive a medical examination from a physician or other health care provider after three days. DFPS has issued a report on the statewide implementation of the three-day medical examination, including compliance in each region of the state Evaluation of Medical Exam Requirements: Initial Medical Exam in […]

More Children Leaving Foster Care than Entering

New state figures show more children are leaving foster care for safe, permanent homes than are entering the child welfare system, as adoptions surged past 6,000 for the first time, according to Child Protective Services (CPS). “Additional resources combined with a tenacious work ethic have led to unprecedented success for the DFPS this year,” said […]

Region 3b Community-Based Care, Stage II, Announcement

DFPS is pleased to announce that it’s taken the next step toward expanding Community-Based Care (CBC) by executing a contract amendment to enter CBC Stage II in Region 3b.  Region 3b includes Tarrant, Palo Pinto, Parker, Johnson, Hood, Somervell, and Erath counties. Our Community Our Kids (OCOK), a division of ACH Child and Family Services, […]

Governor Abbott To Appoint Jaime Masters As Commissioner Of The DFPS

Governor Greg Abbott today announced his intention to appoint Jaime Masters as the Commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). She will assume the role of Commissioner of DFPS effective December 2, 2019, for a term set to expire September 1, 2021. “The Department of Family Protective Services is one of our […]