Texas Children's Justice Act

Evaluation of Cervical Spine Injuries in Infant Death

A diagnosis of child abuse is dependent on a thorough and accurate assessment of injury in the
context of a thorough investigation. However, signatures of trauma are often subtle, especially
in young children and when recognized, interpretation of trauma can be very difficult. In no
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Texas Children's Justice Act

Alternative Response: Better Outcomes Through Family and Community Partnering

Texas Child Protecive Services realizes that the best way to prevent child abuse is to help parents develop the skills and identify the resources they need to understand and meet their children's safety and wellbeing needs.  Alternative Response is a new service delivery approach designed to engage families, parents,… Continue Reading
Texas Children's Justice Act

Seeking Justice for Victims with Disabilities

Children with disabilities are at an increased risk for abuse and neglect and often delay reporting abuse longer than peers without disabilities. Yet child maltreatment providers typically lack the skills and training to respond effectively to reports of child abuse/neglect in this population. Children with disabilities are also largely perceived… Continue Reading



US: With kids' antipsychotic treatment on the rise, study looks at prescriber decision-making

(Medical News Today)

More kids nationwide are taking medications designed to treat such mental illnesses as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and pediatricians and psychiatrists at the University of Vermont want to know why.

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PSA on child abuse leads to more phone calls reporting abuse

(KENS San Antonio)

This year, 'Child Safe' aired a PSA. where several county leaders called for action, asking San Antonio area residents to report child abuse. Bexar County District Attorney Nico Lahood sits…

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CPS workers firings 'substantiated' after Colton Turner death

(KXAN Austin)

Six months after police discovered Colton Turner's tiny body in a Southeast Austin grave, a state investigative agency has substantiated allegations that resulted in the firing of three Texas Child…

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CPS Investigators Undergo Training with a "Family Focus"

(CBS 7: Your Eye on West Texas)

As caseloads increase in the Permian Basin, Child Protective Services are doing everything possible to streamline their cases and move children into a safe home quicker. On Wednesday, a group…

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FY16 CJA Grants Process

CJA Three-Year Assessment


National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges 78th Annual Conference

July 26, 2015
JW Marriott Austin Hotel Austin, Texas

The 78th Annual Conference will feature a wide range of of juvenile and family topics including child abuse and neglect, trauma, custody and visitation, judicial leadership, juvenile justice, sex trafficking of minors, family violence, drug courts, psychotropic medications, children testifying in courts, detention alternatives, substance abuse, and the adolescent brain.

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