Testimony: Improving Texas' Child Protective Services System

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March 22, 2012

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On Wednesday, March 21, Senior Policy Analyst Jane Burstain, Ph.D., gave invited testimony at the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on interim charges affecting Child Protective Services (CPS). Her testimony provided recommendations for reducing caseworker turnover, anticipating increased incidents of child abuse and neglect in 2012, and battling the affects of budget cuts for almost every type of CPS service.

Click here to watch Dr. Burstain's testimony (beginning at 1:56:00).

Click here for a report on caseworker turnover in the Texas CPS system.

Click here for a report on foster care in Texas.