Child Protective Services (CPS) investigates reports of child abuse and neglect to protect children from harm now and in the future. CPS works to strengthen and stabilize families so that they can safely care for their children at home. When that is not possible, CPS works with the courts and communities to find permanent homes or other places for children to live. [learn more]

About Our Data and Statistics

  • These statistics are updated regularly.
  • DFPS has undergone major changes over time, so comparisons across the years can be misleading.
  • Complete data sets can be downloaded at the Texas Open Data Portal.
  • To ensure privacy, some data are withheld. [about privacy and data]
  • This Information is also available in accessible online data charts. [accessible version]

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