Letter from the Commissioner
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) serves the state’s youth, families, elderly, and people with disabilities. Our mission is to protect children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation by working with clients, families, and communities. We work to accomplish that mission through four programs: Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, Child Care Licensing, and Prevention and Early Intervention.
The 2005 Annual Report is an overview of the department’s programs, services, performance, and accomplishments. This report covers the fiscal year beginning September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005. The companion to this report, the 2005 DFPS Data Book, is a comprehensive statistical resource. The 2005 Annual Report, Data Book, and additional information can be found on the department’s web site. In 2005, DFPS began the process of Renewal to make improvements that touch every aspect of the agency and its mission. We laid the foundation for a wide spectrum of reforms and improvements required by Senate Bill 6, the protective services reform bill passed by the Texas Legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Perry in the 2005 session.
In cooperation with a vast network of public and private partners, dedicated DFPS employees across Texas make tremendous contributions every day to fulfill our mission. I am pleased to present this summary of the services we provide, as well as highlights of the agency’s performance and accomplishments.
Carey D. Cockerell
In 2005, DFPS organized 24 workgroups to lay the groundwork for agency renewal, while awaiting direction and funding decisions from the Legislature. The Texas Legislature acted swiftly, instructing DFPS to improve the services it provides to children, families, the elderly, and adults with disabilities. DPFS was given an unprecedented increase in funding and started making far-reaching changes to its Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, Child Care Licensing, and Prevention and Early Intervention divisions.
Read more about DFPS in the 2005 Annual Report.
The report is also available in smaller sections through the links below.