CHILDREN AT RISK reviewed and analyzed recommendations and the corresponding interim order of the court in M.D., et al v. Abbott, et al, in which the federal court found that Texas has been systematically violating the 14th Amendment rights of children in its foster care system. We revealed the violations at a press conference on Thursday, August 3, at 10:30 am.

CHILDREN AT RISK fellows compared the order of the court to all legislation passed during Texas’s 85th state legislative session to identify which portions of the order were fulfilled, and where gaps remain.

As Texas is moving towards a “community-based care” foster care model, the fellows also analyzed a similar shift in three other states (Florida, Nebraska, and Kansas) and have identified five crucial challenges that Texas must be aware of as it makes its transition to community-based care.

Click here to download the Foster Care Reform Informational Packet