Jim Black

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Kansas Families First Forum: Federal Family First Prevention Services Act

Some detention centers for migrant children not subject to state inspections

A loophole in federal policy allows the "Tent City" at the Tornillo Port of Entry in Texas and a massive shelter in Homestead, Florida to escape the …

Immigration

Immunity for Texas foster-care contractors slows bill to make CPS a standalone agency

AUSTIN — The House on Thursday pushed back against a Senate move to grant broad immunity from personal-injury lawsuits to any of the lead contractors …

Texas

Texas House members balk at bill to help CPS workers connect with traumatized kids

AUSTIN — A little-noticed bill that proponents say could change Texas' beleaguered child-welfare system for the better seemed headed for passage …

Texas

How to Discipline Your Child Without Punishing Them

Discipline is one of the defining elements of parenting. Used sparingly or liberally, understanding how to discipline your child is fundamental to …

Parenting

While Texas lawmakers talk of big fixes to CPS, foster care, they’re not yet adding big money

AUSTIN — Legislative budget writers haven't yet agreed to pay for a major overhaul of either Texas' beleaguered Child Protective Services agency or …

Texas

America's Opioid Crisis: How Children Are Casualties

America is in the midst of a deadly crisis that is killing people by the thousands.<p>The opioid epidemic in the United States claimed more than 33,000 deaths in 2015, as public health officials call it the worst drug crisis in the nation’s history. Indeed, the deaths from heroin alone have surged and …

Texas House bills lay out some initial plans to overhaul CPS

Facing calls to overhaul the state's embattled child welfare system, Texas House members have introduced legislation that would make it easier for …

Investigations brought change in 2013

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published January 2, 2014</i><p>Throughout 2013, American-Statesman reporters investigated everything from …

The 85th: Child protection crisis | The Dallas Morning News

June 28<p>11:24 a.m.<p>CPS is 'chipping away' at a shortage of beds for highly troubled foster kids and has improved investigations, top executive Kristene …

Texas

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Child abuse deaths rose and CPS crisis worsened despite Gov. Greg Abbott's pressure to reform 'broken' system

AUSTIN — Shortly after Gov. Greg Abbott took office in 2015, he promised to overhaul the state’s child welfare system and made an ambitious goal: no …

Texas

The CPS silver lining: More former foster kids are going to college for free

AUSTIN — Former foster children who are adopted out of the system are held to higher academic standards than those who aged out of state care, the …

Higher Education

Federal Judge Orders Child Protective Services Not To Place Children In Unsupervised Homes

Newly order says officials misinterpreted order as affecting future placements, not kids already in homes without 24/7 supervision.<p>AUSTIN, TX — A …

I Live In Fear of My Kids Being Sent to Foster Care…Again

This powerful piece is reprinted by permission of Rise, an extraordinary magazine written by and about those whose kids have been in the foster …

Texas’ emergency CPS pay raises arrive soon, but only for some — others must wait

AUSTIN — About 980 experienced workers who recently earned promotions at Child Protective Services will have to wait up to six months to receive the …

Texas

LGBT youths should be a top priority in Child Protective Services overhaul

The governor's recent directive to the Department of Family and Protective Services to ramp up its efforts to protect endangered children in the …

LGBTQI

Judge: State in violation of CPS order for a year

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>AUSTIN - A federal judge supervising the state's foster-care system has ordered child-protection officials to immediately …

Texas Dem Pushes Longer Response Time for Priority CPS Calls

A Democrat state representative in Texas has pre-filed a bill that would give Child Protective Services (CPS) a longer response window for both the …

A broken CPS can't survive on a broken pay promise to its seasoned caseworkers

If the potential consequences weren't so tragic, I'd call the state's bungling of pay raises for seasoned Child Protective Services workers a comedy …

Texas

Keeping foster kids with local families may be the fix Texas needs

MINERAL WELLS — Texas foster care is in crisis, but there is hope for a homegrown, grassroots solution.<p>The current system is discombobulated, with no …

Texas

Judge who ruled Texas' foster care system broken recognized

U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack, who ruled that Texas' foster care system is unconstitutionally broken, has been named The Dallas Morning News' …

Foster care showdown ahead for Legislature

If 2016 taught us anything — from top Texas leaders down to each of us who is enjoying this Christmas holiday with family and loved ones — it is that …

Clerks fight against statewide database

Ector County commissioners voted Thursday to draft a resolution against a Texas Supreme Court-backed database of court records that could be open to …

No room at the inn: Local nonprofit agency seeks expansion, no room for youth transitioning out of foster care

In a stucco house on the corner of Avenue R and 14th Street, a Christmas tree sparkled in the living room as 18-year-old Halie Ramber spoke about her …

Spotlight: San Antonio’s Mental Health Care a National Model

Media outlets traditionally offer readers a look back at the top stories and notable passings this time of year. I’d like to focus instead on a San …