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DFPS Representation Subcommittee

As part of the ongoing commitment of the Children’s Commission to promote quality of legal representation for all parties, the Commission brought together a DFPS Representation Subcommittee to complement its current workgroups dedicated to parent and child representation. The purpose of the subcommittee is to create a forum for experts in child welfare law to identify strategies and make recommendations related to the improvement of representation of DFPS and improvement of communication and collaboration with parties to ensure the best outcomes for Texas children, youth, and families.  

The DFPS Representation Subcommittee developed the 2022 Tool Kit for Attorneys Representing the Department of Family and Protective Services in Child Welfare Cases which includes statutory changes and additions of several new topical sections including FFPSA, reinstatement of parental rights, and service on parents in foreign countries.