House: Foster Kids Must Get Records Faster

Responding to a Texas Tribune article about young adults who age out of foster care being denied their records, House lawmakers passed a bill today to require the prompt release of case files following a child's discharge from foster care.  

Houston Democratic Rep. Ana Hernandez Luna's bill would give the Department of Family and Protective Services 30 days to release case files and other information to a foster child once he or she ages out of care.  

The bill follows reports from child welfare advocates, chronicled in The Texas Tribune, that young adults who age out ...

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