The Texas Family and Protective Services Council was created during the 85th Texas Legislative Session in 2017 as part of House Bill 5, the legislation that established the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) as an agency separate from the Health and Human Services Commission.

The Family and Protective Services Council voted on and approved their bylaws at the February 14, 2020 council meeting.

For more information, contact the Family and Protective Services Council Liaison.

Next Council Meeting

September 24, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST
Virtual Microsoft Teams meeting. Register to attend.
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Public testimony: If you would like to give public testimony at the council meeting in person, please complete the comment card by September 23 at 1:00pm CST. Public testimony is limited to three minutes per person. If you would like to submit written comments, email them to the DFPS Council mailbox.

Future Meetings Timeline

November 12, 2021

Did you miss the last meeting? You can find the documents for past meetings here.