What's New at TexProtects:
DMN Op-Ed 5/2/13 - Madeline McClure and April Wilson: Legislature, support home visits to prevent child abuse
The only way to realize these potential benefits is to invest in and expand home visiting programs statewide. Currently, only 9 percent of Texas families with the highest need receive these services. We must advocate for home visiting programs that prevent abuse and save money for the state and taxpayers. <<Read full article>>
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TexProtects Announces Proposed Policy Solutions to
Increase the Number and Quality of Home Visits
TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children, hosted a news conference today at the Texas State Capitol to emphasize the need for funding that would result in an increase in state-funded home visits for families who are at the highest risk for a variety of child-related problems. Read More
| Watch Press Conference
| TexProtects Home Visiting Report
TexProtects Bill Tracker
TexProtects has helped file 16 bills during this session! Get the latest on our Take Action Page
TexProtects 83rd Legislative Session Agenda
TexProtects has finalized our legislative agenda.
The agenda items were re-prioritized to reflect the feedback from statewide advocates participating in our survey.
Blue Ribbon Task Force Report Released
TexProtects is excited to announce that the Texas Statewide Blue Ribbon Task Force has released its Final Report to address child abuse and neglect in Texas. View Report Here.
TexProtects' Message Goes National
TexProtects Executive Director, Madeline McClure Testifying on the Protect Our Kids Act (H.R. 6655)
Domestic Violence Report
Great News for Evidence-Based Home Visitation Programs
US Supreme Court upholds the validity of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV Program). Click to learn more.
TexProtects in the News
64,366 Texas children were confirmed as abuse victims in 2012. In 2012, 212 children died from abuse and neglect in Texas.
Texas is home to approximately three million adult survivors of child abuse and neglect. Imagine the power of those voices mobilized to speak out for the thousands of Texas children who each year also suffer from abuse and neglect.
Survivors can’t reverse the abuse they suffered, but they can prevent the abuse of innocent others. Helping others is Healing.
To make a difference, action is necessary. And, as we also see in news reports, the most essential advocacy starts at the legislative level, with governmental funding and commitment to child abuse prevention.
TexProtects monitors relevant legislative developments in Austin, informs members on what’s happening, and provides instructions for quick and easy but effective advocacy action. TexProtects members advocate for better policies, reforms and appropriate increases in state and local funding. more»»
Innocent child abuse victims are counting on your help. Please join us in helping end crimes against children!