NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Human Services

TIME & DATE: 10:00AM, Thursday, July 15, 2004

PLACE: E2.014

CHAIR: Rep. Carlos Uresti

Interim Charge #2 - Study the incident of abuse and neglect of individuals
receiving services in community care settings.  The committee will evaluate
the effectiveness of procedures to prevent abuse and neglect, methods to
streamline reporting and investigations and the adequacy of available
enforcement mechanisms.

The committee will be discussing training issues pertaining to Child
Protective Services and Adult Protective Services Caseworkers.

Invited Testimony Only

Interim Charge #5 - Monitor the implementation of HB 669, 78th
Legislature, which mandates police presence with Child Protective Services
workers during priority calls.  The study should include, at minimum,
the impact on victims, parent cooperation and local law enforcement

Invited Testimony Only

The committee will also be hearing testimony concerning the statewide
investigation ordered by Governor Perry on July 6, 2004, which expressed
concerns over the practices and procedures Child Protective Services uses.

Invited Testimony -
Commissioner Albert Hawkins
Inspector General Brian Flood
Commissioner Thomas Chapmond