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Foster Care in Texas

Caseworkers hampered by ’90s-era foster care software that the state hasn’t replaced

Caseworkers and foster care providers often get incomplete and inaccurate information about foster kids in their care because of the state child welfare agency’s archaic technology system.

A Texas Department of Family and Protective Services employee’s desk at the agency's Austin office on Nov. 14, 2019.

“Disorganization, duplication and inconsistency”

Band-Aids on an aging system

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