The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) believes that children thrive in safe, stable, nurturing families and communities. Family First, passed by Congress in 2018, makes several new options available to the state to continue this critical work and build on existing successes. DFPS has the opportunity to design a Texas-specific plan that allows our state to build on the positive momentum in the current system and to do so in a way that most benefits children and families in Texas. This strategic plan provides information on the existing Texas landscape for the programs affected by Family First and the provisions of this important federal legislation and presents opportunities for its implementation in Texas.
You can access the prevention plan here.