Texas Government Officials Seeking Better Oversight for Foster Care

Nine children died while in Texas foster care in 2014. So far this year, three have died in foster care. The most recent death is two-month-old Justice Hull. Little Justice was voluntarily placed with family friends through the Department of Family and Protective Services after her mother was arrested and sent to jail.

The voluntary caregiver contacted CPS asking for help with daycare and stating that she was no longer able to care for the children in her home. Yet the request was denied.

Justice was drowned by a 14-year-old girl in the home. Authorities are working towards having the girl charged as an adult.

The governor is asking for an additional $40 million to increase safety for children who are in state care. Increased measures would:

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