Magazine article Policy & Practice

Texas Child Protection Service Strives to Keep Families Together

Magazine article Policy & Practice

Texas Child Protection Service Strives to Keep Families Together

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DALLAS--According to data included in the Children's Campaign Report published by Austin-based children's advocate lobby Texans Care for Children, child abuse and neglect costs the United States an estimated $104 billion annually.

A 2007 study conducted by the Center for Law and Social Policy indicated that children who are removed from the home and placed in kinship foster care experience fewer foster placements and are less likely to reenter the foster care system.

In Texas, there is a high success rate when children are reunited with their parents. According to Texans Care, 91 percent of the time when children are reunited with their family of origin there is not a recurrence of abuse or neglect within the first 12 months.

"Basically, what that statistic means is that caseworkers are assessing the risks correctly and making the right call for children about nine out of 10 times," said Christine Sinatra, director of communications for Texans Care. …

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