February 7th was Home Visiting & Child Protection Day at the Texas State Capitol. Our Senior VP of Clinical Services, Dan Powers was in attendance. He reported, “The most important issue discussed was funding for the 70 Child Advocacy Centers in Texas - 26.7 million in the Health and Human Services Commission appropriation, plus an additional 4 Million to help meet the demands of the child welfare system in Texas.
In legislation Dan communicated that members of our multi-disciplinary team are housed together at our Center, creating a cohesive work environment; ultimately providing the best outcomes for children. The MDT enhancement project was also discussed, along with how support to CPS, ensuring every child has access to critical CAC services. Lastly, members discussed the growth of Collin County and the challenge it poses to our Center. However, we remain committed to continue offering services to 100% of the children who effected by abuse and neglect.
Dan said, “We are very lucky to have great relationships with our Collin County legislators; they have all expressed strong support for the Center.”