The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has made the necessary decision to no longer send foster children to Texas Mentor until the problem-plagued private child-placing agency resolves its issues and proves it can safely support the children the state sends its way.
The suspension represents a temporary financial hit for Texas Mentor. Though Texas Mentor will continue, as the American-Statesman’s Andrea Ball reported last week, to care for more than 600 children currently in its foster homes, the state should not hesitate to end its contract with the agency if it shows the slightest unwillingness to meet state demands to improve its placement practices.
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