Texas Lawmakers Took Partial Steps to Shore Up CPS

At the beginning of the 85th Texas Legislature, Governor Greg Abbott and Senate Finance Chair Jane Nelson declared "Let's Get It Right!"That slogan reflected both optimism for the legislative session and acknowledgement that previous Child Protective Services reforms fell short.Faced with a perfect storm of an imploding CPS workforce, a federal court decision ruling our foster care system unconstitutional and headline-grabbing fatalities, elected officials declared this was the session to decisively tackle child maltreatment.So, did lawmakers get it right?  Continue reading...

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