Texas legislators passed a bill last week to create an ombudsman who will independently address issues foster youth have with the Department of Family and Protective Services.

The ombudsman will work for the Health and Human Services Commission and oversee and review complaints submitted by any of Texas’ 30,000 foster youth.

Katherine Barillas, the Director of Child Welfare Policy at One Voice Texas, said that former foster youth had come to her expressing their issues with the current system.“They real

Source: Texas Passes Legislation Creating Ombudsman to Serve Foster Youth | The Chronicle of Social Change

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