Information on DFPS and CPS Cases

The Department of Family and Protective Services

Child Protective Services Handbook

Harris County Protective Services Children’s Services

Texas Abuse Hotline

Parent Resource Guide

Manual de Recursos para Padres y Madres de Familia

CPS Family Helpline

ABA Know Your Rights Guide

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Children’s Bureau Express


Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities

Resources for Parents with Disabilities


State and Local Service

Harris County Protective Services Youth Services

Children’s Defense Fund – Texas

Approved DFPS Prevention Providers for Harris County

Help and Hope


Texas CASA

Texas Supreme Court Children’s Commission

Texas Network of Youth Services

Child Advocates

Texas Appleseed

Children At Risk

DePelchin Children’s Center


Resources for Youth

Foster Care Ombudsman

Foster Care Handbook for Youth


Texas Foster Youth Justice Project

Texas Youth Connection

HAY Center

Covenant House Texas

Montrose Grace Place

Young Adult Resource Center

Baylor Teen Health Clinic


Resources for Attorneys

Texas Supreme Court Children’s Commission

Texas Lawyers for Children

National Association of Counsel for Children

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law

National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children

American Psychological Association Assessment of Persons with Disabilities

Trust-Based Relational Intervention

Texas Practice Guide for CPS Attorneys


Healthcare and Mental Health Services

Superior/Star Health for Foster Children

HCPS Clinic

UT Physicians CARE Clinic

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (formerly MHMRA)

NAMI Greater Houston

Mental Health America of Greater Houston

Legacy Community Health

Harris Health System

San Jose Clinic

Attachment and Trauma Center Houston

Trauma and Grief Center


Legal Aid and Community Organizations

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program (HVLP)

Lone Star Legal Aid


Tahirih Justice Center

The Beacon

University of Houston Legal Aid Clinic

Thurgood Marshall School of Law Clinic

South Texas College of Law Clinic

Fort Bend Lawyers Care (FBLC)

Disability Rights Texas

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)


Parenting Courses and Resources

DePelchin Children’s Center

Escape Family Resource Center

Family Services of Greater Houston

Monarch Family Services

Family to Family Network

The ARC of Greater Houston

Mental Health America

Disabled Parenting Project


About Our Courts

Texas Supreme Court

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

1st Court of Appeals of Texas

14th Court of Appeals of Texas

Harris County Juvenile Courts

Harris County Family Courts

Harris County District Clerk

Harris County Clerk

Fort Bend County Civil/Family Courts

Fort Bend County District Clerk

Fort Bend County Clerk


National Child Welfare Policy Organizations

National Association of Counsel for Children

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law

Child Welfare League of America

Chapin Hall at The University of Chicago

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Casey Family Programs

The Family Defense Center

National Center for State Courts

Annie E. Casey

Harvard Center on the Developing Child

Children’s Defense Fund

Child Focus

Child Trends

Fostering Court Improvement

Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative

ABA Children’s Rights Litigation

Juvenile Law Center

Youth Law Center

Zero to Three

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

First Focus

Kids Count Data Center

Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship

Center for the Study of Social Policy

National Center for Youth Law

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Through the Looking Glass

National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities