Conversations with CASA – Judge John Specia

To wrap up National Foster Care Month, Texas CASA CEO Vicki Spriggs sits down with former Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Commissioner Judge John Specia to discuss the changes he has seen in the foster care system over the last few years and what steps still need to take place.

Judge Specia served as DFPS Commissioner from 2012 to May 2016. During this time, he spearheaded an overhaul of Child Protective Services, developed system enhancements, and significantly expanded the child abuse and neglect prevention and early intervention program. Under his leadership, Texas became a national leader in child welfare transformation efforts and research into child abuse and neglect fatalities.


Conversations with CASA is an online series from Texas CASA that explores current issues and trends affecting child welfare, our children in care and our network.

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