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After abuse accusations at The Refuge, Texas will create new reporting and screening requirements for foster care workers

The legislation came after The Refuge, a Bastrop foster care facility, hired a caretaker without knowing she had a history of sexual misconduct with children at a state juvenile facility. Coworkers also concealed evidence of the abuse, which further put the foster girls at harm.

The Refuge in Bastrop on Apr. 12, 2022

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