Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Commissioner Hank Whitman is retiring after three years of service on June 30, 2019.
Whitman is the former head of the Texas Rangers and took the role of DFPS Commissioner in 2016, at a time of crisis for the agency. He is perhaps best known for helping reduce turnover at CPS by fighting for and securing funding for pay raises and new hires. During his time as Commissioner, he has also overseen the DFPS transition to an independent agency and the creation of a new Investigations Division. Whitman and his team have been great partners to Texas CASA and the CASA network. We appreciate his leadership and wish him the best. Gov. Greg Abbott will be appointing a new DFPS leader in the coming months.
Read more about Commissioner Whitman and his tenure in this article.