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TexProtects in the Press: CPS Hearing, Calls for Better Caseworker Pay and Working Conditions

It's been a busy week for TexProtects on the airwaves and in newspapers. At an explosive hearing in the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, lawmakers demanded that Child Protective Services take emergency actions to locate high-risk children and that the agency produce a plan for better compensating employees and improving their work environment. Texas' news media reached out to TexProtects for expert analysis on the situation, and online today (in print October 30), the Dallas Morning News ran an op-ed by our CEO Madeline McClure reiterating our core belief - the best way to fix CPS is to keep kids from needing CPS:

How to keep kids out of danger by helping families cope early - Dallas Morning News

Every Child Protective Services worker would receive a $12,000 raise under chief's new plan - Dallas Morning News

Texas DPS troopers helping CPS locate at-risk children across the state (video) - CBS Austin

Capital Tonight Oct. 26: Lawmakers Grill CPS Officials Over Embattled Agency (video - includes interview with TexProtects beginning at 7:15) - Spectrum News (Austin)

DPS tracking down children who could be in danger (video) - KXAN-TV (Austin)

Posted on October 28, 2016.
 

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