Informational letters and announcements concerning items of interest to the judiciary on child welfare matters (such as training events) are routinely issued by the Children's Commission. Recent JIR communique is archived below.

Information provided by the Children’s Commission should not be read as a commentary by the Supreme Court of Texas or any other court. The Children’s Commission website is not equipped to facilitate dialogue or conversation about matters related to the information in this communique. 

JIRs are listed by topic below: 

Transition Planning in CPS and Special Education:

  • Encouraging Coordination and Collaboration to Promote Better Outcomes
  • Clarifying Confidentiality: New Guidance on Sharing Information about the Education of Children and Youth in Foster Care

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Update

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

New Data Available on Education Outcomes for Texas Foster Youth

Education Decision-Making in CPS cases and the New Form 2085-E

Back to School - New Legislation and Resources to Help Improve Education Outcomes of Students in Foster Care

Texas Mounts Efforts to Improve Educational Outcomes of Children and Youth in Foster Care