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Child Protection Roundtable

In 2008, TexProtects created the Child Protection Roundtable (CPRT), which brings together statewide research experts, advocates, and program providers from 80 organizations with child protection expertise.

Prior to each legislative session, the CPRT researches and shares information about the latest challenges within the child welfare system and uses these ideas as the building blocks for consensus on public policy and budget priorities.

During session, the CPRT educates and works with Texas lawmakers to implement these policy and budget priorities, making a systematic change in the child welfare system and improving the lives of Texas children. Many of the CPRT ideas are generated by TexProtects and the CPRT member organizations’ legislative agenda.

Membership: Membership into the CPRT is by invitation only and is determined by the founding organization and member nominations. Membership will include child protection / child abuse prevention researchers, public policy experts, advocates, funders and program providers. Legislators and legislative staff, agency staff, legislative consultants and others may be invited as guests or for presentations but will not be included in membership.

Leadership: The steering committee of CPRT consists of organizations elected by the entire membership. Current steering committee members include TexProtects, Texans Care for Children, Texas CASA, United Ways of Texas and Upbring.

Contact: If you have questions regarding the Child Protection Roundtable, please contact Pamela McPeters, TexProtects Director of Public Policy.

Child Protection Roundtable 2015 Legislative Resources (PDFs)

84th Legislative Session Child Protection Roundtable (CPRT) Resources
84th Legislative Session – CPRT Legislative Scorecard
84th Legislative Session - CPRT Legislative and Budget Agenda

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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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