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The Texas Legislature

Upbring has enormous respect for all who answer the call of public service.  In our endeavors to break the cycle of child abuse and improve long-term outcomes for all Texas children, we have the privilege of working with the Texas Legislature, as well as officials in all three branches of Texas state government and county and municipal officials.

  • The 85th Texas Legislative Session (2017)
    Upbring believes the 2017 Texas Legislature is off to a great start in driving transformative change in the Texas child protection system. Among the priority issues in which we are engaged at the Capitol are the following:

    • Supporting Direct Care First by Increasing:
      • Caseworker and Investigator Compensation
      • Kinship Caregiver Financial Support
      • Foster Family/CPA Financial Support
    • Expecting Higher Provider Standards by Promoting:
      • Enhanced Training Protocols
      • Comprehensive Trauma-Informed Culture
      • Health, Education and Social Supports
    • Advancing Innovation in Service Opportunities:
      • Community-Based Foster Care
      • Targeted Educational Services
      • Intensive Mental Health Services
      • Predictive Data-Driven Strategies

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