The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) works to protect children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse or exploitation. It also has programs to protect the health and safety of children in different forms of 24-hour care, including daycare and foster care. Their functions include investigations, services and referrals, regulation, and prevention programs.
DFPS has five major programs to facilitate their mission:
DFPS publishes information on current legislative agendas, budget and finance, programs and initiatives as well as news reports for public viewing. They also share a record of annual reports on their programs, performance, and accomplishments stretching as far back as 1986. To view the annual report for 2016, click here; and review the chart below for the organizational structure of DFPS.