P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2016
AUSTIN - Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, announced today that the Senate Finance Committee will meet to discuss the ongoing crisis at Child Protective Services (CPS).
"Protecting our children is a sacred responsibility, and that is why we add significant resources for this mission session after session. We need to better understand what investments are working and what improvements are needed. We need an action plan that will keep children safe," Senator Nelson said.
The meeting, which will take place at 1:00 PM Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in E1.036, to hear invited testimony regarding CPS' plan to ensure timely contact with children at immediate risk of abuse or neglect, and other proposals to improve child safety. The committee will also receive an update on the impact of CPS initiatives funded in the 2016-17 General Appropriations Act and the status of CPS Transformation.