This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on November 1, 2017.
CPS wants to ensure that the general public understands what critical actions caseworkers are required to perform and why. To further this understanding, CPS has set up a policy email box for the general public: CPSPolicyQuestions@dfps.state.tx.us. Please feel free to contact us, via this email address, with any general questions related to policy.
For questions or concerns regarding specific cases, please contact the caseworker or supervisor, or the Office of Consumer Affairs at 1-800-720-7777.
Release Hearings (PATS 10392)
Adding language to CPS Handbook 1291 Definitions Related to Release Hearings. Release Hearing in this section defined as relating to an alleged perpetrator. Adding language to distinguish this type of due process hearing from a due process hearing related to a background check.
1291 Definitions Related to Release Hearings