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Texas should tell parents their rights when it investigates child abuse claims, lawmaker proposes

Most reports of child abuse or neglect turn out to be unfounded. But while under investigation, parents with little understanding of their rights or the process often make decisions that could impact the fate of their families.

Heart Galleries — portraits of adoptable children — on display at the Child Protective Services office at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in Austin on Nov. 14, 2019.

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State government Child Protective Services Department of Family and Protective Services James Frank