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Madeline McClure, LCSW
Executive Director
TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children 

Madeline is founding Executive Director of TexProtects, the Texas Association for the Protection of Children. TexProtects is a Dallas-based statewide child advocacy membership organization. Our fiscal sponsor is the Dallas Foundation, a non-profit 501C-3 community foundation.

Prior to her work as an advocate, McClure worked with severely abused and neglected children as a therapist at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center for several years.

Since 2000, Madeline has advocated for investment in proven and cost-effective child abuse prevention programs, CPS improvements in serving abused children to the Texas State Legislature and Dallas County Commissioners.

TexProtects has been the source and provided the blueprint on dozens of Texas legislative bills and amendments to filed bills, including landmark legislation benefiting Child Protective Services and the children they serve.

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Madeline serves on:

  • Texas Speaker Appointee to the Child Abuse Prevention and Child Welfare State Task Force established by SB2080 aka State Blue Ribbon Task Force
  • The Nurse-Family Partnership Statewide Advisory Board Board, Co-Chair
  • The Child Protection Roundtable, Founding Chair
  • The Nurse-Family Partnership Steering Committee-Dallas, Member
  • YWCA of Major Metropolitan Dallas Advisory Board, Member
  • Child Abuse Prevention Coalition Advocacy Committee, Chair of Advocacy
  • Texans Care for Children “Partners in CPS Reform” and Child Welfare Campaign Committee

Madeline served as an appointee to the Dallas County Child Welfare Board for six year, Chair as two years.

Madeline has served on other local and statewide children and mental health focused organizations. She is a member of the Dallas Assembly and Leadership Texas.


  • 2009 “Tribute Award” for McClure and TexProtects from Greater Texas Community Partners
  • 2005 “President’s Call To Service” Volunteer Award, President of the U.S.
  • 2005 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards, Region 3
  • 2004 “Distinguished Alumni of the Year” award from the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work,
  • 2004 “Social Worker of the Year” award from the National Association of Social Workers in Dallas,
  • 2003 Dallas Association for the Education of Young Children “Child Advocate of the Year” award,
  • 2002 “Children’s Champion Award” from Dallas for Children organization
  • 2001 Mental Health Association Prism Award for “Advocate of the Year
  • 2004 “Advocacy Angel” award as a member organization of the Child Abuse Prevention Coalition from the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.

McClure earned her Masters of Science in Social Work from U.T.A., starting her studies at NYU. She earned a BA in Economics at Rutgers College at Rutgers University, followed by a 9-year career on Wall Street as Vice President of SG Warburg in finance and investments. Madeline left the field to pursue her passion of working with children and in helping end the cycle of child maltreatment and violence. Madeline is married to Jim McClure and has two stepchildren and two grandchildren.


TexProtects is a is a component fund of The Dallas Foundation, and therefore is entitled to all the benefits from the Foundation's tax-exempt status. Federal Tax ID 75-2890371.

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