There are many ways you can volunteer or get involved to help CPS and help keep vulnerable children safe.
A volunteer caregiver is someone who agrees to take care of a child whose parents are involved with CPS during an investigation or are receiving Family Based Safety Services (FBSS). The child is placed in your home by their parent or guardian and is not in legal custody of CPS. Click here for more information on how to become a volunteer caregiver.
Rainbow Rooms are where CPS caseworkers can get supplies for children who are victims of abuse or neglect. Rainbow Rooms stock things such as clothing, school supplies, diapers, and much more. Rainbow Rooms are non-profit organizations.
Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained and appointed by courts to advocate for a child's best interests in the child protection system. There are CASA agencies all across Texas.
Citizen Review Teams
Citizen Review Teams (CRTs) for Child Protective Services are groups of community volunteers who help evaluate local and state child protection systems. Teams are required to submit an annual report to the federal children’s bureau each year that outlines the panel’s activities and makes recommendations to Texas child protective system to strengthen its services.
Parent Collaboration Groups
If you're a former CPS client, the Parent Collaboration Groups need your input to help CPS identify ways they can improve services to families. Read more.