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 Sept.15 – Feb.16 Sept.16 – Feb.17 Sept.17 – Feb.18 Sept.18 – Feb.19
Child Protective Investigations Caseworker Turnover 30.7% 27.2% 25.6% 29.2%
CPS Family-Based Safety Services Caseworker Turnover 22.4% 19.5% 20.5% 21.6%
CPS Conservatorship Caseworker Turnover 20.0% 19.1% 16.6% 15.5%
APS Caseworker Turnover 14.4% 26.9% 25.0% 22.5%
Child Protective Investigations Caseload 16.6 16.8 12.8 13.8
Residential Investigations Caseload N/A N/A 14 12.1
Day Care Investigations Caseload N/A N/A 12 10.3
CPS Family-Based Safety Services Caseload 14.5 15.9 11.6 10.4
CPS Conservatorship Caseload (Stages) 29.3 28.9 26.4 26.4
CPS Conservatorship Caseload (Children) 20.3* 19.1* 18.1* 17.8*
APS Caseload 30 34.2 31.4 32.1
Placements with Relatives 42.4% 44.1% 46.4% 44.9%
Children in Foster Care Placed in Region 79.5% 78.5% 77.5% 77.0%
Youth Completed Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Program 75.5% 74.4% 90.1% 89.5%
Average Months to Permanency 18.8 17.9 17.6 17.5
Total Number of Removals 9,115 9,365 9,961 9,086
Statewide Intake Total Contacts 406,787 404,560 407,226 381,090

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

* Conservatorship caseloads (children) are from February only.