Each of these advisory committees makes recommendations to DFPS through an annual report that may guide DFPS policy or practice. Meetings are open to the public. Also see HHS Advisory Committees.

Committee on Advancing Residential Practices (CARP)

Established
2012
Purpose
Advises DFPS regarding the impact of Department policy on contracted foster care providers.
Next Meeting
January 11, 2018
Contact
Casey Wilburn
October 12 Meeting
Agenda | Minutes | CPS Policy 6471.2 | Social Media Tips for Foster Care Workers | Social Media Tips for Foster Parents | Social Media Tips for Foster Youth

Public Private Partnership (PPP)

Established
2009
Purpose
Explore, study, and recommend innovative and creative practices that affect the Texas Foster Care system.
Next Meeting
January 12, 2018
Contact
Ellen Letts
July 14 Meeting
Meeting Notes

Advisory Committee on Promoting Adoption of Minority Children

Established
1997
Purpose
1) Study, develop, and evaluate programs and projects relating to community awareness and education, family support, counseling, parenting skills and education, and reform of the child welfare system.
2) Consult with churches and other cultural and civic organizations.
3) Report to the department at least annually the committee’s recommendations for department programs and projects that will promote the adoption of and provision of services to minority children.
Next Meeting
to be announced
Contact
Val Jackson

Parent Collaboration Group

Established
2002
Purpose
Responds to priority (3) in the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Amendments which improves the Child Protective Service System of the State case management, ongoing case monitoring, and delivery of services and treatment provided to children and their families.
Reports
Makes recommendations to DFPS through an annual report that may guide DFPS policy or practice.
Next Meeting
to be announced
Contact
DeShaun Ealoms, Kenneth Thompson

Youth Leadership Council (YLC)

Established
1995
Purpose
Includes two youth or young adults (ages 16 to 21) per region, giving youth who are, or were in foster care a forum to address issues that affect children and youth.
Next Meeting
to be announced
Contact
Shannon Ramsey, Debra Emerson