Lunch & Learn: Kinship Care in the 88th Legislative Session

Join our panel of child welfare experts featuring Judge Delia Gonzales, Mercedes Bristol and Kerrie Judice for a discussion on:

  • The state of kinship care in Texas
  • Solutions to advocate for in the upcoming session
  • How these solutions would be a game-changer for Texas’ over-capacitated foster care system

The research is clear. When children at various stages of CPS involvement are placed with relatives – who often step up to provide care – there are better outcomes. However, as it stands, relatives are not given the same support as other caregivers in Texas. This Session, Texas must ensure that every caregiver, no matter where the child is placed, has adequate support to meet the child’s needs.