Data as of Date

The Data Book includes data through August 31 entered into the system of record as of November 7.

Data Source

The counts in the Data Book come from the DFPS Data Warehouse, except where otherwise noted, and includes data from each program's system of record.

Financial Data

Source for the counts in the financial section and throughout the Data Book were provided by the DFPS Office of Finance and were derived from the Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget.  Counts that include staff costs also include benefit replacement pay.

Fiscal Year

The State of Texas Fiscal Year runs from September to August.  The 2017 Fiscal Year was September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017.

Population Data Source

Population Estimates and Projections Program, Texas State Data Center, Office of the State Demographer and the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio. Current Population Estimates and Projections Data as of December 2015.

Population Trends

As recommended by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to ensure consistency across all HHSC agencies, in 2012, the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) adopted the HHSC methodology on how to categorize race and ethnicity.   As a result, data broken down by race/ethnicity in 2012 and after is not directly comparable to race/ethnicity data in 2011 and before.