Gov. Rick Perry's office said this evening that it has ordered the Department of Family and Protective Services to review its investigation and sanction policies in light of a Houston Chronicle/Texas Tribune on staffers who forced young girls to fight at a Houston-area residential treatment center for foster children. 

Perry spokeswoman Allison Castle said the governor's office is working with the agency to develop a plan of action and is discussing ways the system can be improved. "Additionally, we ... expect them to immediately notify us of any serious incidents of abuse, neglect or exploitation," Castle said.



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