DFPS Releases Implementation Plan for Community-Based Care

As required by statute, the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has released the Implementation Plan for the Texas Community-Based Care System. Community-Based Care (CBC) is a new model of providing foster care and other related services that is rolling out geographically and in stages of service over time in Texas.

The Implementation Plan is an excellent resource, providing in-depth information on the Department’s expectations, goals and approach to implementing CBC. This version of the Implementation Plan does not provide information as to which CBC geographic areas will be expanded, however, an update in December is expected to include that information.

Texas CASA will be releasing a CASA-specific CBC guide for the network in October. Please contact the Texas CASA Public Policy team at [email]publicpolicy@texascasa.org[/email] with any questions.