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. The DFPS Advisory Committees include:

Also see HHS Advisory Committees.

Previous meeting agendas, minutes, and presentations are available in the ACPAMC Archive.

Public Private Partnership (PPP)

Established
2009
Purpose
Explore, study, and recommend innovative and creative practices that affect the Texas Foster Care system.
Next Meeting
October 8, 2021
Time
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon CST
Agenda

View or download the PPP meeting agenda

Where

The meeting will be held both in person and by video conference:

Brown Heatley Building, Public Hearing Room
4900 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78751

Video conference link
At the time of the meeting, you may use this link to join the meeting virtually on Microsoft Teams.

Contact
PPP Mailbox

Notes from previous meetings are available in the PPP Archive page. See a list of PPP members.

Committee on Advancing Residential Practices (CARP)

Established
2012
Purpose
Residential Child Care Contractors, Associations, and DFPS representatives meeting in an effort to strengthen our partnership, improve communication, and provide a venue for focusing on enhancements to the system that support enhanced safety, permanency and well-being for children.
Next Meeting
October 14, 2021
Time
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. CST
Agenda
View or download the CARP meeting agenda
Where

The meeting will be held both in person and by video conference:

John H. Winters Building, Public Hearing Room
701 West 51st Street
Austin, Texas 78751

Register to attend the CARP meeting virtually via GoToWebinar

Contact
Thomas Mize

Previous meeting agendas, minutes, and presentations are available in the CARP Archive page.

Advisory Committee on Promoting Adoption of Minority Children (ACPAMC)

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
November 4, 2021
Contact
Cheryl Gomez

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.
Next Meeting
TBD
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
TBD
Contact
Kaylah Topasna