Authority/Reference(s) DFPS Management
Revision Date December 15, 2014

The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) serves children, families, the elderly, and people with disabilities throughout the State. The mission of DFPS is to protect children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation by involving clients, families, and communities.

We work to accomplish our mission through four programs:

  1. Child Protective Services (CPS);
    1. Single Source Continuum Contracts (SSCC) for Community Based Care
    2. CPS Regional Contracts
    3. Residential Childcare Contracts
  2. Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI);
  3. Adult Protective Services (APS);
  4. Child Care Licensing (CCL).

DFPS Contracts

DFPS purchases goods and/or services to accomplish its mission. HHSC Procurement and Contract Services (HHSC-PCS), on behalf of DFPS, is responsible for procuring administrative and client services purchases; however, DFPS maintains responsibility for entering into MOUs, interagency and interlocal contracts.

Client service purchases are goods, services, and/or activities that are for the benefit of an agency’s clients as required by its program(s).

Administrative purchases are goods and/or services for direct consumption or use by agency staff to support their day-to-day operations.