The 2010-2011 Budget and Child Protective Services: Testimony to the Texas Senate Finance Committee

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Jane Burstain /(512) 320-0222 x119

February 12, 2009

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The 79th and 80th legislatures made significant financial investments in Child Protective Services (CPS). CPS has used those resources to improve investigations, keep more children safe in their homes or with relatives, and to increase the number of adoptions for children who could not return to their parents’ care. It is important that the 81st legislature maintain this momentum of success and continue to invest in CPS so that recent gains are not lost and future challenges can be met.