GREENVILLE – A judge has denied a last-minute motion by Hunt County prosecutors to delay the trial of a former Child Protective Services caseworker after a witness came forward saying the investigator on the
GREENVILLE — Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said Wednesday the deputy who punched a pregnant woman while removing another child from her care is currently facing no disciplinary action.
AUSTIN — The Texas House Committee on Juvenile and Family Issues voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve House Bill 2053, also known as “Colton’s Law.”
The effort to improve the lives of America’s foster children may hinge on whether state and local agencies can recruit enough skilled, dedicated foster parents who buy into the concept.
When I left behind my career on Wall Street, I wanted to protect children from abuse and neglect and strengthen families, so I earned my masters degree in social work and my clinical license.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we all can play an important role in making meaningful connections with children and families in our communities.
Video of what appears to be a Hunt County Sheriff’s Deputy punching a pregnant woman has garnered some attention since it was posted over the weekend.
In 2014, Jimesha turned 18 and was struggling with anxiety. After eight tough years and seven placements in Texas’ foster care system, she was “aging out,” and her future was uncertain.
The bill filed by Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner (D-Houston) relating to the expansion of notification requirements relating to the deaths of children who are under the supervision of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) moved one step closer to a vote on the House floor this week. The bill, (HB 1309), was sent to the Local and Consent Calendar on April 1.
Texas Child Protective Services has been in the news lately for failing to protect children in the state’s care. Many are just now learning about this tragic situation, but if we only focus on this issue when it is highly visible in the newspaper or on the morning news, it can be easy to miss the bigger picture.