Prevention and Early Intervention takes a public health approach to preventing child abuse, neglect, and child deaths. This includes supporting better outcomes for children and families by addressing challenges related to poverty, family instability, poor health, drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, and more. [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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