Governor Abbott Signs Sweeping Child Welfare Bill
Abbott signed the recently passed bill that came out of the 2017 legislative system. Moreover, these measures target improvement to Texas’ current child welfare system. Also, read more in the USA Article, Abbott signs sweeping child welfare overhaul into law.
Governor Abbott Signed Four Bills at The Signing Ceremony
- House Bill 4: $350 a month is allocated to families who are caring for abused and neglected children (relatives or relate to them)
- House Bill 5: this bill makes the Department of Family and Protective Services a separate agency outside of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission
- Bill 7: this bill involves changes with how courts work in conjunction with the state's child welfare agency
- Senate Bill 11: it allows the state create a "community-based care" model. Also, children in foster care and adoption homes receive assistance from non-profit firms.
Texas Child Welfare System Challenges
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