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.

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Key Performance Indicators

Data Point FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019
Child Protective Investigations Caseworker Turnover 33.0% 24.9% 27.1% 31.9%
CPS Family Based Safety Services 
Caseworker Turnover 25.3% 16.0% 19.9% 23.3%
CPS Conservatorship Caseworker Turnover 22.6% 16.5% 17.4% 17.1%
APS Caseworker Turnover 20.9% 27.1% 25.2% 20.7%
Child Protective Investigations Caseload 17.1 14.5 13.3 13.6
Residential Investigations Caseload N/A N/A 13.2 13.5
Day Care Investigations Caseload N/A N/A 11.6 12.0
CPS Family Based Safety Services Caseload 15.3 15.0 11.4 10.6
CPS Conservatorship Caseload (Stages) 29.7 27.8 26.5 26.1
CPS Conservatorship Caseload (Children) 20.8 18.0 18.6 18.0
APS Caseload 31.4 33.8 30.9 32.2
Placements with Relatives 43.2% 44.8% 45.9% 43.3%
Children in Foster Care Placed in Region 78.4% 77.6% 77.4% 76.5%
Youth Completed Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Program 75.5% 83.1% 91.5% 91.5%
Average Months to Permanency 18.3 17.8 17.4 17.8
Total Number of Removals 19,079 19,684 20,685 18,547
Statewide Intake Total Contacts 820,754 818,424 786,156 768,013

For more information regarding your region or county, please visit the DFPS Data Book.