Federal monitors appear unhappy with Texas' child welfare system. The monitors criticized the Department of Family and Protective Services along with Health and Human Services for inefficiency and ineffectiveness in a report given to a federal judge today.
The monitors also said Texas' hotline is not answered and it appears DFPS staffers don't always know where children end up being placed. The report also found a dozen children died in state care from last July to April.
The monitors were appointed by a federal judge to look at Texas' child welfare system who had previously levied harsh criticism on the system. Texas gave DFPS $500 million to hire more case workers and give others a pay raise in 2017.