Report Offers Fixes For Texas’ Troubled Foster Care System
Improving children's health records was one area that experts targeted for improvement.
Texas Urged To Limit Caseloads, Improve Health Care Of Foster Children
Court-appointed special masters Friday released dozens of recommendations on how Texas should overhaul its troubled foster care system, including better health care for foster children, limiting the workload of caseworkers, and proposing a plan to curb caseworker turnover rates. In December, U.S. District Judge Janis G. Jack found the Texas foster care system unconstitutional and suggested that foster children were better off before they entered the system. (Chang, 11/4)
Report Says Child Protective Service Workers Are Overloaded, Urges Overhaul
Special masters hired by the state to scrutinize the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services say the embattled agency should increase its focus on improving the timeliness in seeing children under its care — one of about 56 recommendations it made in a report released Friday. (Evans, 11/4)