Welcome to DFPS Vision, a quarterly newsletter that provides updates on the latest news at the Department of Family and Protective Services.
As DFPS evolves to meet the complex needs of the children, vulnerable adults, and families we serve, this newsletter allows us to share best practices, trends, and future goals. Each issue features a specific theme.
To complement the newsletter, we also have data and information to illustrate how we are moving the needle forward and where the agency is working to make improvements. Our objective is to keep everyone well informed about our progress on key issues.
Please take a few minutes to read about the work our dedicated employees are doing to protect our fellow Texans.
Key Performance Indicators
|Data Point||FY 2016||FY 2017||FY 2018|
|Child Protective Investigations Caseworker Turnover||33.0%||24.9%||27.1%|
|CPS Family-Based Safety Services Caseworker Turnover||25.3%||16.0%||19.9%|
|CPS Conservatorship Caseworker Turnover||22.6%||16.5%||17.4%|
|APS Caseworker Turnover||20.9%||27.1%||25.2%|
|Child Protective Investigations Caseload||17.1||14.5||13.3|
|Residential Investigations Caseload||–||–||13.2|
|Day Care Investigations Caseload||–||–||11.6|
|CPS Family-Based Safety Services Caseload||15.3||15||11.4|
|CPS Conservatorship Caseload (Stages)||29.7||27.8||26.5|
|CPS Conservatorship Caseload (Children)||20.6||19.2||18.3|
|Placements with Relatives (on August 31)||43.2%||44.8%||45.9%|
|Children in Foster Care Placed in Region||78.4%||77.6%||77.4%|
|Youth Completed Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Program||75.5%||83.1%||91.5%|
|Average Months to Permanency||18.3||17.8||17.4|
|Total Number of Removals||19,079||19,864||20,685|
|Statewide Intake Total Contacts||820,754||818,424||786,156|