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Foster Care in Texas

Judge plans to levy “substantial fines” after Texas failed to comply with court-ordered fixes to its foster care system

The judge in the 11-year federal lawsuit against Texas said the state has not properly punished or shut down unsafe child care placement facilities or curbed the rate of children who are sexually victimized while in the state’s care.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services offices in Austin on Nov. 14, 2019.

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