Drawing the Line between Public and Private Responsibility in Child Welfare: The Texas Debate

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September 4, 2008

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Protecting children and strengthening families is difficult, complicated work. Doing it well requires successfully engaging the entire communityâ€"both the public and private sectors. In this report, we explore the issues raised by how a state draws the line between public and private responsibility, and we make specific policy recommendations. The report compares Texas to the two states that have most completely privatized, Kansas and Florida.