PROTECT SOCIAL SERVICES
We have a responsibility to protect our most vulnerable family members
The Texas Legislature has failed the children in the social service system. Thousands of children who are taken from abusive and neglectful homes often face months and years of uncertainty. Children are often sleeping in CPS offices, put in unsafe residential treatment centers, or shuffled from foster home to foster home.
DFPS caseworkers are doing what they can but are overworked and underpaid. Texas Legislature is making it more difficult for families to become foster and adoptive families by discriminating against families based on race, religion, marital status, and sexual preference. Meanwhile, over 4,000 children each year turn 18 and “age-out” without finding a permanent family and face lifelong struggles without a family system to support them.
These children are the most vulnerable members of our state. Our social services must be adequately funded to protect them.