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Foster Care Reform

The 85th Legislature transformed the old, failing state foster care system by localizing management of services. Community-Based Care brings flexibility and innovation to a system that had become stagnant and overly prescriptive. We must build on this progress by expanding the Community-Based Care model and reducing repetitive and unnecessary layers of oversight at the local, agency, and legislative levels.


  • Expand decentralization of foster care system to all regions in the state.

Talking points for liberty fighters

  • Children in CPS’s legacy system are 19 times more likely to die than children in the general population.
  • One in 20 children killed by abuse and neglect since 2010 died in CPS custody.
  • Foster children in the CPS legacy system experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at twice the rate of Iraqi War veterans.

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