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Resource ID: #15387
Subject: Children
Source: Texas Monthly
Date: 1999-04-08


Texas Monthly reports that for the overworked, underpaid, and inexperienced investigators of Child Protective Services, every day brings another case of abuse, neglect, and another, and another. The story tells of eight months in the life of Texas' child care crisis. When Governor George W. Bush proposed earlier this year to allocate funds to hire 380 more CPS caseworkers, you might have thought that something was finally being done to fight child abuse in Texas. What no one said, however, was that the new caseworkers would have no noticeable effect whatsoever on the safety of the state's children. The brutal truth about abuse in neglect in Texas is that it's escalating out of control, and recent front-page headlines only tell a small part of the story.

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