Texas, a CPS Office Is No Place to House a Needy Child

Some of Texas' most vulnerable children, children in such dire straits that the state is in charge of their wellbeing, are spending their nights sleeping in CPS offices. Not in the loving homes of well-trained caregivers. In offices. It's outright outrageous. This alarming problem isn't a new one — for a decade, Child Protective Services has struggled to find enough foster-care providers willing to take certain kids. But last weekend, tragedy built upon tragedy when two foster teens being housed in a Harris County office building ran away from state workers. A 15-year-old girl was fatally struck by a minivan; a 17-year-old suffered an injury to her arm.   Continue reading...

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