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TexProtects fights child abuse and neglect on a legislative level. We do not handle individual cases.
Please refer to these numbers for individual cases:
Suspect child abuse? Call CPS Hotline: 1-800-CHILDREN
Issue with CPS? Call Ombudsman Office 1-877-787-8999

TexProtects - Champions For Safe Children
Dallas office: 1341 W Mockingbird Ln, Suite 560W
Dallas, TX 75247
Phone: 469-399-6900

Austin office: 512 E 11th St, Suite 201
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 737-209-8118


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TexProtects Dallas Staff

Sophie Phillips, Chief Executive Officer
(O) 469-399-6900

Elayne Esterline, Contract Grant Writer

Brandy Lindsey, Operations Manager
(O) 469-399-6900

Andrea Payne, Prenatal to Five Advocacy Manager
(O) 469-399-6900

TexProtects Austin Staff

Jennifer Lucy, Director of Public Policy
(C) 512-971-9347

Kerrie Judice, CPS Research and Policy Analyst
(C) 512-299-7925

Beth Cortez-Neavel, Administrative Assistant + Editor

Our Mission

Our mission is to reduce and prevent child abuse and neglect through research, advocacy and education. We effect change by organizing and educating our members to advocate for increased investments in evidence-based child abuse prevention programs, CPS reforms, and treatment programs to heal abuse victims. Learn more about the work we do. You can help protect Texas children from abuse & neglect. Find out how you can help.

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