Texas Agency Hopes to ‘Raise Bar’ on Preventing Child Abuse

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) announced a new strategic plan to “raise the bar” in preventing child abuse in the Lone Star State. The goal is to move from a plan based primarily on investigation-based efforts to an overall effort to strengthen families.

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Texas Judge Orders CPS to Read Constitution After Misleading Court

A Texas father fought back after Child Protective Services unlawfully removed his daughter and filed legal pleadings that were not supported by the evidence. The agency also went to court without giving the father notice of the removal hearing. A judge has ordered the agency to pay the father’s legal expenses and ordered CPS personnel to read the Constitution.

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Safe Haven for Sex Trafficked Girls Coming to Texas

A new therapeutic, $6.5 million, faith-based, 50-acre safe haven for sex trafficked girls aged 11-17 is coming to Texas. It will be the nation’s first and largest long-term comprehensive residential rehabilitative facility of its kind. “When we talk about domestic victims, we are talking about girls born and raised in the United States and they are trafficked in the United States, often city to city and state to state,” said Brooke Crowder, founder and director of the non-profit Refuge for DMST (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking) in an interview with Breitbart Texas. Crowder said the project breaks ground in the Austin-area later this month.

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CPS Twice Investigated Texas Mom Who Drowned Her Children, Hid Bodies

HOUSTON, Texas — The Houston mother who drowned her two children and then hid the bodies under a neighbor’s house appeared in court on Wednesday. Her attorney says she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and severe depression in 2012. In April 2014, Child Protective Services (CPS) asked a judge to release the children to the mother and the court signed off on the order.

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Texas and Other States Allowing Illegal Aliens to Adopt Children

Texas and its state public officials may take a tough stance on illegal aliens in the Lone Star State, but those who are illegally in Texas are allowed to adopt children in Texas courts. The agency responsible for placing children in foster care when children are abandoned, neglected, or abused, is allowing illegal aliens to adopt children. Other states in the United States are allowing illegal aliens to adopt children in their courts as well.

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Texas Governor Addresses CPS Horrors and Abuses

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed a former chief of the Texas Rangers as new Commissioner of the disgraced Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). DFPS is the agency responsible for protecting abused and neglected children in the state. Breitbart Texas has reported about the abuses, problems, and overreach in the agency, particularly among CPS caseworkers. DFPS is also referred to as Child Protective Services or “CPS.” There have been horrific abuses of children who are in the state’s foster care system.

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Texas CPS Visits Home of Mom Who Hosted ‘Chickenpox Party’

A Texas mom received a visit by Child Protective Services (CPS) for hosting a “chickenpox party.” Amanda Witt believes that it is healthier for a child to catch chickenpox early than to be vaccinated for it. The mother from Plano, Texas, moderates a private Facebook page for 300 plus parents who hold the same belief. She said, “When one child has chickenpox, we promote playdates throughout,” she told the local CBS affiliate.

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Update: Mom, Boyfriend Charged in Death of Texas Toddler, Burned Alive in Oven

The mother of the toddler who was burned to death in an oven by a young sibling, has been charged with four counts of endangering a child. Nineteen-month-old J’Zyrah Thompson died after she was burned to death in an oven when the mother and her boyfriend left Thompson’s four children under the age of five unattended. A three-year-old sibling allegedly turned on the oven after the toddler climbed into the oven. Thompson’s live-in boyfriend has also been charged.

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Texas CPS Worker Found Guilty of Official Oppression

A Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) worker has been found guilty of official oppression. The worker, Rebekah Ross Thonginh, is one of three individuals who were charged in connection with a CPS investigation of a case involving a special needs teenager who was murdered in 2012.

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Abbott Takes Action to Protect Children under Care of Family and Protective Services

Following the deaths of three children under the supervision of Texas Department of Family and Protective Service (DFPS), Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) has directed the DFPS to implement comprehensive reforms. The reforms are aimed at protecting future and current children under the agency’s care. Nine children died under DFPS’ watch during 2014.

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Texas Bill: Crime to Coerce Woman To Abort and Child Abuse to Coerce Pregnant Minor

The “Coerced Abortion Prevention Act” filed by two Texas lawmakers would make it a crime for any person to coerce a pregnant woman to have an abortion. The bill would also mandate that a physician report to law enforcement — and, where applicable, Child Protective Services — anyone who coerces a woman or pregnant minor into an abortion. It would be considered child abuse if a parent, conservator, or guardian coerced a minor to have an abortion.

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Official Oppression Trial Begins Against Texas CPS Worker

The criminal trial for a Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) worker is set to start this week. The CPS worker has been charged with official oppression for subjecting a person under CPS investigation “to search and seizure that the defendant knew as unlawful.” Criminal charges against CPS employees related to their actions in child protective services cases are rare.

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