Viewpoints: CPS overhaul needs holistic solutions, hearty funding


The question has been asked: Is the job of a Child Protective Services investigator – or any job at the agency, for that matter –the toughest job in Texas? The answer depends on whom you ask. One thing is for certain: It doesn’t have to be.

Whether or not the job – be that of caseworker, supervisor or front-line administrator – continues to be seen as among the worst occupations depends on how state lawmakers address the shortcomings that for decades have plagued the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services’ Child Protective Services, which administers the state’s troubled foster care program. Lawmakers have until May 29 to make those difficult decisions and help Gov. Greg Abbott deliver on a promise to overhaul the agency and decrease the number of child deaths due to abuse or neglect. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING.



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