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Over 100 children have died in Texas’ child welfare system since 2020, report says

Most of the deaths were attributed to “preexisting medical conditions” or abuse suffered before the children entered the system, according to the DFPS report. The numbers are on par with those reported in previous years.

Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner Jaime Masters listens to invited testimony during a House Human Services Committee hearing at the Capitol on March 21, 2022.

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