A private company that finds homes for foster children could lose tens of thousands of dollars in the coming months as it tries to resolve a pattern of problems state officials say put children in danger.
The Department of Family and Protective Services stopped placing children with Texas Mentor late last month because of violations in its foster homes such as inappropriate punishments and poor supervision. The state also pointed to troubles in a home where a 2-year-old foster child died in July.
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WHAT WE REPORTED
This article follows a Statesman investigative report into the death of 2-year-old Alexandria Hill and problems with background checks and accountability in Texas’ foster-care system. Read the previous coverage with this story at mystatesman.com.
CORRECTION: This story has been updated to correct the sequence of events regarding Lutheran Social Services' tentative contract with Family and Protective Services.