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The Data Book is a descriptive statistical resource of the services provided to the people of the State of Texas by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) for fiscal year 2013 (September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013).

Information in this book covers the most frequently asked statistical questions about DFPS programs. Our hope is that it will be beneficial in answering these questions and serve as a continuous resource.

The Data Book provides information in several types of charts using different time intervals and it provides county, regional, and statewide totals. Due to rounding of calculations, some percentages may not add to 100%.

When comparing data from one time period to another, please keep in mind that DFPS has undergone major changes over time. There have been re-alignments, major policy changes, and automation of case management and reporting that have all influenced the data. In some cases this can make direct comparisons across the years misleading.

Note: The information contained in this printed book is subject to change. For the most recent version please see the latest online version.

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
701 West 51st
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, Texas 78714
(512) 438-4800

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Table of Contents

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DFPS Mission, Vision and Values

DFPS Mission

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

DFPS Vision

The Department of Family and Protective Services:

  • Is recognized for innovative, effective services;
  • Builds strong, effective partnerships with clients, communities
    and state leaders;
  • Provides effective leadership that is accountable for its actions
    and communicates openly with clients and stakeholders; and
  • Supports staff who are highly motivated, diverse, ethical, well
    trained, and professional.

DFPS Values

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services seeks to support, protect and strengthen families and their members at all stages of life. As a result:

  • We protect the unprotected.
  • We involve clients, families and communities in decision-making.
  • We provide quality services.
  • We are innovative and strive for excellence.
  • We are ethical and accountable.
  • We promote diversity.
  • We value our staff.

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DFPS regional office locations


  1. Lubbock
  2. Abilene
  3. Arlington
  4. Tyler
  5. Beaumont
  6. Houston
  7. Austin
  8. San Antonio
  9. Midland
  10. El Paso
  11. Edinburg

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