September-October 2009

A new guide for CPS prosecutors

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS), Office of General Counsel, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of its Texas Practice Guide for Child Protective Services Attorneys. The guide is designed as a quick reference tool for county and district attorneys and DFPS regional attorneys who handle Child Protective Services (CPS) cases. The format provides easy access to succinct statements of relevant law and policy, as well as best practice tips, resources, sample forms, checklists, and a trial notebook.

Look for the guide online at on the DFPS website at www The TDCAA website,, also has a Word document summary of the guide; look for it in the Newsletter Archive under this issue.