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TexProtects Testifies in Support of Trauma-Informed Training and Prevention Services

TexProtects Testifies in Support of Trauma-Informed Training and Prevention Services

TexProtects Public Policy Director Jennifer Lucy testifying before the Senate Education Committee

The 86th Texas Legislative Session is nearing its end and the pace of bill movement is quickening. TexProtects is still fighting hard to get key bills passed into law.

Today, Public Policy Director Jennifer Lucy testified before the Senate Education Committee in support of House Bill 18, which would implement trauma-informed training for certain public school employees; and Vice President of Public Affairs Pamela McPeters testified before the House Human Services Committee in support of Senate Bill 355, which directs the Department of Family and Protective Services to develop a Texas plan for implementation of the federal Family First Prevention Services Act.

To view their respective testimony, click the links below:

House Bill 18 written testimony
House Bill 18 slides
Senate Bill 355 written testimony
Senate Bill 355 slides

Track the bills via Texas Legislature:
House Bill 18
Senate Bill 355

Posted on May 7, 2019.

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