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Foster Youth Crisis in Texas: 186 Children Sleeping in State Offices

Foster care in the state of Texas has reached a critical level, with 186 children reported to be sleeping in offices. Officials say that the number of children sleeping in Texas Department of Family and Protective Services offices reached its highest level in five years. According to a spokesperson for the agency, many of the youth staying in the offices have complex psychological and emotional needs. The state is still grappling with demands for reforms within its foster care system ordered by U.S. District Judge Janis Jack. Anna Bauman, Houston Chronicle 03/10/2021

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Texas-foster-care-system-hits-crisis-point-16015767.php

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