The source of the faux urgency in the news is found in the first rule of bureaucracy: every problem at a bureaucracy demonstrates that the bureaucracy needs more workers and more funding.But we’ve been here before, and tried that, and the result has been a problem spread wider than ever.CPS is a grease fire, yet the Legislature is about to splash a new stream of funding all over it.
If somebody had decided the deadlines should be two days and five days, the stories would go poof.
The accurate headline would be, “CPS swamped by hundreds of thousands of false reports.” Mandatory reporting laws are one reason that CPS is inundated with bad information.
In addition, the Texas Family Law lawyers at WR can assist grandparents, relatives, and others in securing custody of a minor child after a termination of parental rights by the state.
This is a complicated process that requires a skilled legal professional with an intimate knowledge of Texas Family Law, coupled with a compassionate understanding of the underlying emotional issues.
From 2008 to 2015, confirmed cases of physical child abuse in Texas fell by 27 percent.
You wouldn’t know it from the newspapers, which have all been running headlines about a crisis in Child Protective Services.
Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) may tend to "take the child first and ask questions later" after an allegation of abuse or inappropriate conditions in the home.
At WR, our Allen Family Law family law attorneys have extensive experience in helping Texas parents answer serious charges and recover their children after removal by CPS based on allegations of criminal activity, drugs in the home, pornography, and sexual or physical abuse.
“Texas CPS workers miss key deadline in 14,000 child abuse cases” “Texas Investigators Failed to Check on Thousands of At-Risk Children” “Staggering number of Texas children in imminent danger neglected by CPS, investigation shows” Reading those headlines, you might think Texas has an urgent need to hire hundreds or thousands of investigators to get out and check on children in peril.