Foster Care Face Lift In Texas

Foster Care Face Lift In Texas

The state of Texas is now taking over a five year contract worth $30 million each year, in hopes of improving the state's Foster Care Redesign initiative. Providence Service Corporation, a partner with the Department of Family and Protective Services, voluntarily terminated the contract after failing to live up to the contracts standards.

The contract was providing care and services for more than 1,000 children throughout the state and 60 counties, including Wichita Falls. 

The DFPS said many contributing issues included not placing siblings together and failing to better serve foster children altogether. Their goal for redesigning foster care is to give better services closer to home while placing foster children with their brothers and sisters instead of separating them.

DFPS officials say the termination of this contract will not affect the care and services for these foster children in any way.

Brody Carter, Newschannel 6