Instructions were provided to all agencies by the LBB and the Governor's Office limiting the agency's baseline request for general revenue-related funds to 95% of the sum of amounts expended in FY 04 and budgeted in FY 05. DFPS is applying the baseline reduction to the Services to At-Risk Youth (STAR) program, resulting in a 26.4% funding cut for that program. This prevention program serves children ages 0-17 who are runaways, delinquents, truants, or living in situations where they are at risk of delinquent conduct or child maltreatment.

Prevention is still seen as a key to help control the spiraling costs of abuse and neglect of children. This exceptional item would restore the general revenue reduction to the STAR program so that current service levels can be maintained. Maintaining existing service levels is critical for the agency to maintain a continuum of services designed to protect children, strengthen families, and support the partnerships DFPS has with local communities.

Funding Request

FY 2006
FY 2007
Total $4,717,161 $4,717,160 $9,434,321
Number of FTEs 0.0 0.0  
Method of Financing:      
General Revenue $4,717,161 $4,717,160 $9,434,321
Federal Funds $0 $0 $0

Program Impact

FY 2006
FY 2007
Average Number of STAR Youth Served Per Month 1,387 1,387

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