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



A Preventative Guide on Mental Illness

(Dallas Morning News)

Some mental illnesses clearly result from the intersection of inherited genetic vulnerabilities and the burdens of painful and tragic life experiences. This isn’t true of every illness or every case,…

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Bastrop Sheriff's Investigator Made Mistakes on 44 Cases


A Bastrop County Sheriff's Office investigator charged with investigating crimes against children - as well as adults - neglected as many as 44 criminal cases over two years, an internal…

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Travis County Prosecutes Less Than Half of Child Abuse Cases


Child Protective Services confirmed 233 victims of sexual abuse and 418 victims of physical abuse last year in Travis County, yet the district attorney's office prosecuted just a fraction of…

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Foster Care Reform Will Cost More Money

(Texas Observer)

Texas is pushing ahead with controversial reforms to the scandal-plagued foster care system despite a recent report that the overhaul is over budget.

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CJA Three-Year Assessment


Texas CASA Conference

October 23, 2014
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Galveston, Texas

Join more than 600 CASA volunteers, staff and board members from the 71 statewide CASA programs for three days of workshops and speakers presenting their expertise and personal experiences in the child welfare system to help advocates enhance their skills to better serve abused and neglected children in foster care.

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11th Annual Seminar in Forensic Sciences - Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention, and Investigation

November 5, 2014
Isla Grande Resort South Padre, Texas

To provide up to date instructions for persons Involved in child abuse investigations: including Medical examiners, physicians, nurses, attorneys, law enforcement, forensic pathologists, coroners, social workers, CPS workers, emergency department, EMS personnel, school nurses, forensic nurse examiners and all other related professions. 

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