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Fifth Circuit Finds Texas’ Foster Care Horrendous
Fifth Circuit Finds Texas’ Foster Care Horrendous

Texas’ understaffed foster care system often fails to investigate children’s reports of sexual abuse, but a federal judge went too far in mandating a cap of 17 children per caseworker, a divided Fifth Circuit ruled Thursday.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services’ deep dysfunction has festered for decades, even as the root of the problem has been laid bare again and again, according to a three-judge Fifth Circuit panel.

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