The Supreme Court of Texas established the Children's Commission in 2007 with the overall goal of improving the child welfare system by increasing public awareness of challenges facing children and families involved in the child welfare system and bringing attention to this important issue through judicial leadership, reforming judicial practice, and informing policy affecting child welfare.

Resource Letter for Judges & Attorneys

The Children’s Commission distributes a Resource Letter for judges and attorneys handling child protective services cases to inform legal practitioners of training and scholarship opportunities and to relay pertinent child welfare-related information about emerging, relevant, and changing policy, laws, practice, and training opportunities that are of interest to attorneys handling CPS cases. 

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Child Welfare Case Primer: Statutory Hearings and Current Issues

On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, the Children’s Commission presented a free, 75-minute webcast entitled “Child Welfare Case Primer: Statutory Hearings and Current Issues.” The Honorable Rob Hofmann, Judge of the 452nd District Court and Children’s Commission’s Senior Jurist in Residence, provided a summary of the nuts and bolts of a child welfare case from investigations through various final outcomes. The recorded webcast was approved for 1.25 hours of MCLE and 1.25 hours of Family Violence training credit.

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