By improperly using 'emergency' procedures, DFPS
deprived Plaintiff Grassroots Leadership of its statutory right to comment on DFPS
's vague licensing rule, and its statutory right to require the agency's written responses to all public comments prior to implementation of a licensing rule," the lawsuit states.
Intranet: The DFPS
employee web site provides a vast array of information, tools and messages consistent with the mission, vision and values.
Our case workers remained productive by helping to expedite the search for missing foster children, and obtaining essential Medicaid and Social Security information for elderly or disabled adults," explains Shirley Scott, director of operations for IT for DFPS
17, 2012, DFPS
received a report of possible physical abuse of Nathaniel Conley and his four stepsiblings: Dwayne, Jonah, Caleb and Trinity.
The governor, who in February proposed a $40 million increase to DFPS
funding, asked the agency to implement the reforms and report back in three weeks.
Williams told the Tribune that she first brought the software idea to Stick, who encouraged her to take it to DFPS
Six months later, the DFPS
signed a $452,000 contract for a pilot run of 21CT's untested software designed to launch the program.
In an email obtained by The Texas Tribune, DFPS
Commissioner John Specia on Friday morning informed constituent groups and stakeholders working with the state to implement the redesign initiative, that the contract was terminated.
This is an unspeakable tragedy," DFPS
Commissioner John Specia said in a statement.
is making every effort to notify young adults formerly in foster care of the new Medicaid program," Crimmins said.
Ensure that DFPS
effectively uses data to strategically improve caseworker performance, identify and improve upon deficiencies within the system, and improve overall outcomes for children," he said in the statement.
But the state's child welfare system has remained under fire: A federal class-action lawsuit filed in August against DFPS
alleged widespread abuse and neglect in foster homes across the state.