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Metroplex West (Region 3W)

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About Metroplex West

The Metroplex West community was, for many years, divided into both DFPS legacy and Community Based Care, known as 3W and 3b. However, in 2024 all 10 counties were reunited. Metroplex West is comprised of the following 10 counties in and around Fort Worth: Cooke, Denton, Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise.

The Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) responsible for the full continuum of care and case management in these counties Our Community Our Kids (OCOK). Visit the Our Community Our Kids (OCOK) website to learn about them.

Joint Operations Manual

DFPS/OCOK Joint Operations Manual

Note: Some links in these documents will only work for DFPS and OCOK staff with access to the DFPS intranet.


  • August 1, 2011: Request for proposals (RFP) released
  • November 8, 2013: Contract awarded* for foster care redesign to Our Community Our Kids (OCOK)
  • July 1, 2014: Go Live for foster care redesign
  • March 21, 2017: Contract renewal for foster care redesign
  • September 1, 2019: Stage II start-up
  • March 1, 2020: Stage II go-live
  • March 22, 2023: Community area re-procurement, request for application released for adding three additional counties in Metroplex West
  • November 1, 2023: Contract awarded for all Metroplex West counties
  • November 1, 2023: Stage I and Stage II start-up for Denton, Cooke, and Wise counties
  • April 1, 2024: Stage I go-live for Denton, Cooke, and Wise counties
  • May 1, 2024: Stage II go-live for Denton, Cooke, and Wise counties (current activity)
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    *Steps to view the executed contract for Our Community Our Kids (# 24118890):
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    1. Go to the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) contract database website and click on “Contract Database Search”.
    2. In the Contract ID field, enter the contract number.
    3. In the Agency dropdown, select “530 - Family & Protective Services”.
    4. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the “Submit Search” button.
    5. When the results appear, click on the “Display Expanded Data Set” button.
    6. Next, click on the "+" icon to view contract information.
    7. To view a document in the Attachments section, click on the magnifying glass icon magnifying glass icon  to the left of the document you wish to review.

    Note: The contract file name typically appears with the contract number followed by the word “Contract”. For this contract, the file “24118890_Contract_Amendments” contains the executed contract document.


Stay informed by visiting the Our Community Our Kids website.


Contact Our Community Our Kids

7700 AWG Way (Main Office)
Fort Worth, TX 76140
Phone: 817.566.7192

For concerns:

Title Name / Email
President Kris Naylor
Chief Operating Officer  Marie Clark
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Wilson
Senior Director of Permanency (Tarrant County) Jalah Lawrence
Senior Director of Permanency (Outlying Counties) Ruthie Cherry
Director of Permanency Devan Corey
Director of Permanency Latasha Gause
Director of Permanency Julie O'Brien
Director of Permanency Krystal Garcia
Director of Permanency Jennifer Roby
Director of Permanency Suzanne Hinkle
Director of Permanency Lauren Robinson
Director of Permanency Morgan Brazelton
Director of Intake Shay Ristau
Director of Kinship Kacie Brooks
Director of Therapeutic Services Diane Rudisaile
Director of Community Relations Courtney Leaverton

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Community Areas

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Expanding Community-Based Care

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Frequently Asked Questions