DFPS is part of the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) System, and the HHS executive commissioner appoints the commissioner of DFPS. The DFPS commissioner oversees roughly 12,000 employees in nearly 300 local offices across Texas and at headquarters in Austin. [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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