Yes. The Dashboard Overview located in the Quick Start Guide explains the layout and function of the Dashboards.
Use the Print-to-Online Crosswalk or search by topic in the left navigation pane.
Hover over the Information button, which is a white “i” inside a blue circle located in the upper left corner of each dashboard. The text will freeze, if you click on it, allowing you to copy and paste it to your own document.
We recommend the latest version of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari or any other major browser instead.
Yes, child fatality data is included in the Office of Child Safety section of the Data Book. For more information, check out the Office of Child Safety’s web pages under Prevention and Early Intervention on the DFPS public website.
Yes. Click “Download” in the Tableau banner at the bottom of the visualization. Select “PDF” and “This Dashboard” and hit “Download.” The PDF will only print what is visible on the screen.
Yes. Most of the data sets can be found in the DFPS section of the Texas Open Data Portal.
Link to it from the chart you are on (Texas Open Data Portal) and type key words into the search box. For example, if you are looking for Regional Counts of Exits from Conservatorship, you can search for “exits” or “exits region”. Then find the variation of the report you want. It can be downloaded as an Excel file by clicking on the download button and selecting “CSV for Excel.”
No. Please use the statistics carefully, and cite your source.
The last printed version of the DFPS Data Book was for Fiscal Year 2015. Since Fiscal 2016, the data has been published online. The online version includes more data, allows drill-downs to the county level and even demographics on some data sets.
You may email your questions to IADB@dfps.state.tx.us