Author Archives: Shannon Ireland

August 31, 2016

Half of Texas Child Protective Services’ 10 regional directors are fired or retire

AUSTIN — Half of the 10 people who run Texas Child Protective Services’ regional offices have been fired or have retired, an agency spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

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August 22, 2016

“STOP CHILD ABUSE” License Plate Funding Available

In an effort to bring awareness to the “Stop Child Abuse” Specialty License Plate, TCCWB has created an easy way for local child welfare boards to participate and receive their portion of funds generated by license plates sold within their…

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August 11, 2016

Announcing the TCCWB Award Winners

The 2016 final winners have been selected by the TCCWB Awards Committee and will be honored on Friday, September 9th during an awards luncheon in Austin Texas.

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June 24, 2016

TCCWB Relevant Articles

The TCCWB Executive Committee is compiling a list of published articles that are relevant to the field of Child Protective Services.

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June 23, 2016

Judge doubles workload for team working on foster care overhaul

AUSTIN – (HOUSTON CHRONICLE) A federal judge, frustrated by the lack of progress overhauling Texas’ “broken” foster care system now has investigators cramming a year’s worth of work into four months. Judge Janis Graham Jack of the Southern District of Texas approved…

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April 16, 2016

Kids Are Dying on CPS’ Watch. “If We Want Change, We’re Going To Have To Pay For It”

Austin – (TEXAS STANDARD)  The state’s Child Protective Services is at the center of the firestorm – the agency placed the child in the grandmother’s custody just weeks before his death. It’s a story that is becoming increasingly common. Children are…

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April 12, 2016

Texas CPS’ parent agency gets new leaders as Gov. Abbott promises overhaul

AUSTIN — (DALLAS MORNING NEWS) Gov. Greg Abbott’s administration has turned to the former head of the fabled law enforcement agency the Texas Rangers and one of his former child-support managers at the attorney general’s office to run Texas’ troubled…

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March 23, 2016

Courts Rebuff Texas Bid to Slow Foster Care Reform

AUSTIN (TEXAS TRIBUNE) – The state of Texas lost two intermediate battles Monday in its fight to block a federal judge’s efforts to reform a foster care system that she found has violated children’s civil rights by subjecting them to rampant neglect…

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