All Commission activities are funded by one of the three federal Court Improvement Program (CIP) grants — Basic Projects, Training and Technology — that are awarded to the highest court in each state for the improvement of courts handling of child abuse and neglect litigation. CIP grants are administered by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
The Commission's Basic Projects Committee oversees a variety of projects that promote the safety, permanency and well-being of the children in youth in foster care. These projects are sponsored by the Court Improvement Program and informed by national best practices to improve outcomes for children and families. Please click on the links below for more information on the following:
Child and Family Services Review (CFSR)
Child Fatalities: Protect Our Kids Commission
Children's Commission Roundtables
Judicial Workgroup Addressing Disproportionality
Mediation in Child Protection Cases
Parental Child Safety Placements (PCSP)
Parent Resource Group
Foster Care & Education
Using The Texas Blueprint as a roadmap, the Foster Care & Education Committee focuses on strategies to improve educational experiences and outcomes for children and youth in Texas foster care. Please link here for more information on Foster Care & Education.
The Children's Commission sponsors a variety of training opportunities for judges and attorneys, as well as some multidisciplinary training events. The Training Committee oversees the Commission's training programs. Please click on the links below for more information on the following: