Andrew C. Brown, JD, is the distinguished senior fellow of child and family policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

As the culture of child welfare practices shifts toward a more compassionate
approach focused on strengthening rather than separating families, Senate Bill 190
makes necessary changes to Texas Family Code that will help Texas achieve this
important goal. This legislation in concert with implementation of the Family First
Prevention Services Act and the ongoing rollout of community-based care will
allow Texas to become a model of successful child welfare reform.

Testimony Submitted to the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs