Effective Compassion | Judge fines the state of Texas for not improving its foster care program
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/13/19, 05:45 pm
A federal judge in Texas slapped a $50,000-a-day fine on the state for failing to protect children in foster care. A lawsuit claims the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) suffers from overburdened caseworkers and lack of oversight, resulting in children who leave the system and go into homelessness, poverty, and worse.