About Texas Prevention and Early Intervention
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.