Texas Department of Family and Protective Services About UsTexas Department of Family and Protective Services About Us

Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) division responsibilities include:

  • Working with Texas communities to develop services to prevent child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, runaway, and truancy.
  • Planning, developing, and administering a comprehensive, unified approach to delivering prevention services.
  • Making prevention and early intervention services more accountable by demonstrating effectiveness or public benefits.

What is Prevention and Early Intervention?

PEI is a division of Child Protective Services that focuses on stopping abuse and neglect and juvenile delinquency before it happens.

PEI does through by does this by:

  • Managing community-based programs that prevent child abuse and juvenile delinquency.
  • Helping communities identify their prevention needs and enhance local services.
  • Helping communities create new programs and improve existing ones that improve outcomes for children, youth, and their families. 

PEI contracts for a number of prevention services statewide that are available to the public free or a low cost.  Some of these services are available statewide and others are only available in some areas. Learn more about  Prevention and Early programs in your community.

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