DFPS Advisory Committees make recommendations to DFPS through an annual report that may guide DFPS policy or practice. Meetings are open to the public.

DFPS Advisory Committees

Partners for Children and Families Committee (PCFC)

Established
2024
Purpose
The purpose of the Partners for Children and Families Committee is to partner with DFPS to improve and strengthen the Texas child protection system, including evolution of the Community-Based Care model.
Next Meeting
May 31, 2024
Time
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon CST
Location

Brown Heatly Building, Public Hearing Room [map ]
4900 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78751

Note: A livestream will be available at the time of the meeting.

Agenda
View or download the meeting agenda.
Contact
PCFC Mailbox

Note: The previous Public Private Partnership (PPP) Committee and the Committee on Advancing Residential Practices (CARP) were consolidated into PCFC. Meeting agendas and information from the prior committees are available in the PPP archive and the CARP archive.

Advisory Committee on Promoting Adoption of Minority Children (ACPAMC)

Established
1997
Purpose
The ACPAMC works locally and at the state level to raise awareness of the needs of minority children in all stages of service. It's purpose is:

(1) To make recommendations to the Department through regularly scheduled meetings and Department staff assigned to the committee.

(2) To perform other tasks consistent with the committee's purpose that are requested by the Commissioner.

(3) To report to the Department at least annually on the committee's recommendations for Department programs and projects that will promote the adoption of and provision of services to minority children.
Next Meeting
TBD
Contact
Sharibeth Niehaus

Previous meeting agendas, minutes, and presentations are available in the ACPAMC archive.

Parent Collaboration Group

Established
2002
Purpose
Responds to priority (3) in the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Amendments which improves the Child Protective Service System of the State case management, ongoing case monitoring, and delivery of services and treatment provided to children and their families.
Next Meeting
TBD
Contact
DeShaun Ealoms, Kenneth Thompson

Youth Leadership Council (YLC)

Established
1995
Purpose
Includes two youth or young adults (ages 16 to 21) per region, giving youth who are, or were in foster care a forum to address issues that affect children and youth.
Next Meeting
TBD
Contact
Charles Batiste or Victoria Rodriguez

Also see the Texas Health and Human Services Advisory Committees.