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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COMMITTEE:
Human Services
TIME & DATE:
10:00 AM, Thursday, February 21, 2008
PLACE:
Rosebud Theatre, UT Arlington
CHAIR:
Rep. Patrick Rose
The House Committee on Human Services will meet to hear public
testimony on CPS issues relating to the following interim charges:
 
Charge 1- Research strategies to promote permanency and stability for
children and families involved with Child Protective Services.  Identify
any priorities that would improve the adoption process.
 
Charge 3- Evaluate prevention and early intervention programs at the
Department of Family and Protective Services that have been funded by the
Texas Legislature for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.  Consider
if higher priority for selection should be given to child or family
mentoring or other support services, such as foster grandparents and
efforts that assist mothers.
 
Charge 4- Evaluate existing and past efforts by the state for Youth
Transitions in Independent Living.  Recommend improvements to educational,
occupational, health, and life skills components of preparation of foster
children for adult living.
 
The Rosebud Theatre is located at 300 W 1st St, Arlington, TX 76010
Specific directions and a map are available at:
http://www.uta.edu/uta/visitors.html