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Across Texas, a slow and sputtered rollout of foster care privatization

Lawmakers were assured that outsourcing management of foster care services would fix the state’s troubled child welfare agency. But the rollout of the new model, set to be completed by 2029, has been complicated by setbacks.

State Rep. James Frank R-Wichita Falls, answers a question from Rep. Armando Walle D-Houston regarding SB 11 on May 18, 2017

An effort to leave behind “the status quo” 

Slow to roll out

Not enough funding

Lack of flexibility

Pushing out caseworkers

“Abdicating accountability”

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State government Department of Family and Protective Services James Frank