Child Protective Services in Texas: Buying What We Want

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Author:
Jane Burstain /(512) 320-0222 x119

February 2, 2012

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We want our child protective services (CPS) system to keep children safe at home whenever possibleâ€"it’s better for the child and cheaper for the state and federal government. The reality, however, is that Texas (and every other state) spends most of its CPS budget on foster care and adoption. This report discusses why this disconnect exists and recommends ways to better align what we want with what we buy