Lt. Governor Patrick and Senate Statement on DFPS Funding


AUSTIN – The Lt. Governor, Senate Finance Chairman Jane Nelson, Chairmen Joan Huffman, Larry Taylor and Kelly Hancock issued the following statement today:

“The Senate has approved the DFPS request for additional caseworkers and salary increases and we have agreed to add teeth to ensure that the resources invested into this agency are producing results, assuring the safety of our children.

“The most important action we can take to protect our children is resolving our caseworker retention issue — and that has been the primary focus of the Senate. Our work is far from over and rest assured CPS will remain under a microscope as these funds are expended.”