The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Director of the Center for Families and Children Brandon Logan, J.D., CWLS, issued the following statement on Senate Bill 11, the 85th Legislature’s first substantial legislation to reform Texas Child Protective Services (CPS). Among other things, the bill expands the continuum of services provided under the State’s foster care redesign initiative, which began in 2011. Under the bill, regional single-source contractors that currently provide foster care services could eventually have responsibility for case management and family preservation services, subject to meeting quality benchmarks.
“SB 11 capitalizes on the success of the community-based foster care model–one of the few recent bright spots in Texas child welfare services,” said Logan. “Building supportive networks around families and protective networks around children requires flexibility. SB 11 gives local non-profit partners that flexibility while also holding them accountable for the results Texas badly needs.”
To arrange an interview with Mr. Logan, please contact Caroline Espinosa at [email protected] or 512-472-2700.
Brandon Logan, J.D., CWLS, is Director of the Center for Families and Children at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
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