Watch 87th Legislative Session Recap Videos from Our Partners

Texas CASA asked three of our expert partners to break down some of the most important legislation that passed during the 87th Session, and what it will mean for the CASA network, children and families, and the foster care system as a whole.

Dive into these short videos below!

Understanding the Implications of House Bill 567

Featuring Jamie Bernstein, Executive Director for the Children’s Commission

Jamie discusses the many legal changes to the child welfare system that are outlined in HB 567 authored by Representative James Frank, including modifications to the definition of neglect, the repeal of non-emergency removals, a new framework for Court-Ordered Services and more.

Family First Prevention Services Act Funding & Legislation

Featuring Kate Murphy, Senior Child Welfare Policy Associate at Texans Care for Children

Kate reviews all of the funding and legislation that passed related to implementing the Federal Family First Prevention Services Act here in Texas.

Understanding the Implications of SB 1896

Featuring Katie Olse, Chief Executive Officer for the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services

Katie discusses the many changes to the child welfare system that are outlined in SB 1896 by Senator Lois Kolkhorst, including changes to the implementation of Community-Based Care, increased support for kinship caregivers, addressing foster care capacity and more.