Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI)

Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) is one of five major programs at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

What We Do

Our main job is to stop abuse and neglect and juvenile delinquency before it happens. We do this through public education and by working with and funding community organizations that provide services to children, youth, and families. 

We also help communities develop and improve prevention programs to strengthen families so they can live better lives. This can mean families don't get involved with CPS and their kids stay in school, avoid risky behavior, and don't get in trouble with the law. Prevention services are available free or at a low cost. Some services are available statewide and others are only in some areas of the state. 

Our Office of Child Safety focuses on programs that address and reduce fatal and serious child abuse. Created in FY 2015, this office does critical case reviews, examines data and trends, and works with other agencies to provide a safety network across Texas. The Office of Child Safety develops recommendation and brings together local agency, non-profit, private sector, and government programs that reduce child abuse and neglect fatalities.