Statement on New Texas DFPS Commissioner

TexProtects has eagerly awaited the appointment of the next DFPS Commissioner and looks forward to welcoming Ms. Masters to Texas as we continue to work together to identify solutions that prevent abuse and promote the protection and healing of children in the child welfare system. We are enthusiastic about the unique expertise Ms. Masters will bring from a mental health and public health lens to the issue of child welfare in this state and look forward to opportunities to apply practical and proven strategies from the Midwest, which has frequently demonstrated stronger outcomes for children and families than Texas.

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