Hurricane Harvey Brought Out the Heroes of CPS

When Hurricane Harvey hit a few weeks ago, Child Protective Services employees, like so many other Texans, went to work. Hundreds of caseworkers and other CPS employees were directly affected, and 76 lost their homes. Despite the immediate hardship, caseworkers in the Houston and Galveston area who had moved to temporary shelters spent time calling CPS families to make sure they were safe and had what they needed. Because of their selfless perseverance, all CPS children were safe and accounted for. During the past year, there have been remarkable changes at Child Protective Services. With Gov. Greg Abbott's vision of CPS becoming the best child welfare program in the country, the inspirational leadership of Commissioner Hank Whitman, and the generous support of the Texas Legislature, CPS is making real, measurable improvements.  Continue reading...

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