Lawmakers: We Should've Been Told About Fight Club

The commissioner of the agency that oversees Texas foster children apologized to lawmakers today for failing to inform them of a 2008 “fight club” involving developmentally disabled girls at a Houston-area facility. But she said the Department of Family and Protective Services is moving quickly to address abuse and neglect inside Daystar Residential Inc., as well as the 60 other residential treatment centers on state contracts to care for the state's most troubled children. And she said the agency must work with lawmakers to overhaul the entire foster care system, to emphasize keeping kids in one stable environment — with ...

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