The Texas Family and Protective Services Council was created during the 85th Texas Legislative Session in 2017 as part of House Bill 5, the legislation that established the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) as an agency separate from the Health and Human Services Commission. The law allows Council members to be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred while conducting the business of the Council as provided by the General Appropriations Act (Texas Human Resources Code Sec 40.025).

For more information, contact Cheryl Gomez, Family and Protective Services Council Liaison.

Upcoming Council Meeting

Friday, August 17, 2018
10:00 am
John H. Winters Building
Public Hearing Room
701 West 51st Street
Austin, Texas 78714 [map]
Agenda | Registration to Appear Before the Council

Due to construction parking at the Winters Building is limited. Please plan to arrive early. Overflow parking can be found at the Brown-Heatly Parking Garage at 4900 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751.


2018 Meetings

  • August 17
  • November 9

2019 Meetings

  • February 8
  • May 10
  • August 9
  • November 8


  • Matt Kouri, Chair
  • Dorothy Jean Calhoun
  • Aureka C. Simpson
  • Janice M. Washington
  • Omedi "Dee Dee" Cantu Arismendez
  • Greg Hamilton
  • Davina R. Hollin
  • Liesa G. Hackett
  • Bonnie C. Hellums