The Supreme Court of Texas established the Children's Commission in 2007 with the overall goal of improving the child welfare system by increasing public awareness of challenges facing children and families involved in the child welfare system and bringing attention to this important issue through judicial leadership, reforming judicial practice, and informing policy affecting child welfare.

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Ensuring Justice in Child Welfare Summit
The Ensuring Justice in Child Welfare Summit was held virtually on August 10-11, 2020. The purpose of the summit was to convene leadership teams from courts and the child welfare agency to focus on strategies to support racial justice in the child welfare system, including strengthening families and preventing unnecessary removal of children.
The summit was sponsored by the National Center for State Courts, the Conference of State Court Administrators, Casey Family Programs, the Children’s Bureau, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Recordings and materials from both days of the summit are now available online.
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On-Demand MCLE

The Children’s Commission promotes child welfare-related CLE in several ways: in partnership with TexasBarCLE; providing webcasts generated by the Commission; and on-demand CLE from other jurisdictions available at no cost for which the Commission has obtained Texas MCLE credit.