About Region 3b
Metroplex West

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Our Community Our Kids

7700 AWG Way (Main Office)
Fort Worth, TX 76140
Phone: 817.566.7192

Title Name / Email
Chief Operating Officer  Kris Naylor
Senior Director of Permanency Stacy Reynolds
Director of Permanency Jalah Lawrence
Director of Permanency Emily Harris
Director of Permanency Erica Butler
Director of Permanency Susanne Hinkle
Director of Permanency Lauren Robinson
Senior Director of Care Management and Placement Services Marie Clark
Director of Intake Shay Ristau
Director of Therapeutic Services Diane Rudisaile
Director of Community Relations Courtney Leaverton
Consumer Affairs Specialist Lindsey Stewart


March 2020

Texas took a major step toward expanding Community-Based Care (CBC) for children in foster care by entering a groundbreaking new phase for the initiative. On March 2, 2020, Our Community Our Kids (OCOK) – a division of ACH Child and Family Services – began providing foster care case management, kinship, and family reunification services to youth and families in Tarrant, Palo Pinto, Parker, Johnson, Hood, Somervell, and Erath counties. This is the first area in the state to implement stage 2 of Community-Based Care.


Click here to view all CBC forms

Number Form Title
1506 Region 3b Adoption Checklist
1507 Region 3b Removal Staffing Checklist
1512 Region 3b Placement Documentation 


  • August 1, 2011: DFPS issues Request for Proposals (RFP) for provision of paid foster care and purchased services to support the safety, permanency and well-being of children in state’s conservatorship.
  • November 8, 2013: DFPS awarded a contract to ACH Family Services as the SSCC that went into effect on January 1, 2014.
  • September 1, 2014: DFPS launches Foster Care Redesign Initiative with ACH Child and Family Services. A division of ACH was developed, Our Community Our Kids (OCOK), to assume responsibility for the foster care system in the region.
  • March 21, 2017: DFPS renews contract with ACH Family Services
  • September 1, 2019: DFPS extends contract with ACH Family Services to expand to Stage II of Community-Based Care
  • March 1, 2020 : OCOK began Stage II implementation including providing all substitute care, case management, kinship, and transitional living services.