House Committee on Human Services - 78th R.S. (2003)

Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives report, 2004 : interim report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Child abuse | Child Protective Services | Elder abuse | Marriage | Services for persons with disabilities | Welfare | Welfare reform |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 H88
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [195 pages  File size: 2,572 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the incident of abuse and neglect of individuals receiving services in community care settings. The committee will evaluate the effectiveness of procedures to prevent abuse and neglect, methods to streamline reporting and investigations and the adequacy of available enforcement mechanisms.
2. Assess the effectiveness of new marriage promotion initiatives in the Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) program.
3. Monitor congressional re-authorization of TANF and child care programs and the impact of federal policy changes on Texas' welfare reform efforts. Report any needed policy changes to accommodate new federal policy for the 79th Legislature.
4. Monitor the implementation of SB 669, 78th R.S., which mandates police presence with Child Protective Services workers during priority calls. The study should include, at minimum, the impact on victims, parent cooperation and local law enforcement availability.
5. Monitor agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdictions.

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