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2525 Murworth
Houston, TX. 77054
Phone: 713-394-4000

This page was last updated
April 23, 2015


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About CPS in Harris County

  While County Protective Services in Texas is a state-managed program through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), there has been a tradition of county-level involvement since 1966 in Harris County.

  In a unique governmental collaboration, protective services for children and adults in Harris County are seamlessly provided by the state of Texas, acting through DFPS, and Harris County through Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults (HCPS).

  The Child Protective Services (CPS) program of DFPS investigates reports of suspected abuse and neglect.  The aim is to ensure both the safety of children and to provide services which promote the integrity and stability of the family.

  CPS assists parents and other family members in solving problems which otherwise could lead to abuse/neglect.  When necessary to ensure a child's safety, CPS provides temporary out-of-home care.  Each child placed into care has a permanency plan developed in conjunction with the parents and other parties involved in the case.  These plans help determine services needed, so the family can work toward the return of their child.  Relatives may be chosen for possible placement.  In some cases, HCPS, a county department advocating for Harris County children and adults, provides direct services to children not served by DFPS through Youth Services Center, Community Youth Services and the TRIAD Prevention Program.

  HCPS provides support services designed to enhance the efficiency of the DFPS program through BEAR...BE A Resource for CPS Kids, Children's Crisis Care Center, Medical and Dental Clinic and Training Institute.

  HCPS began administering the Guardianship Program for the county on March 8, 2003.



To report abuse or neglect call Texas Abuse Hotline1-800-252-5400 or go to www.txabusehotline.org.

Note: The 1-800 number is monitored 24 hours a day.
E-mail messages are not monitored daily.

Thank you for contacting CPS in Harris County web-site.  The problems of child abuse and youth at risk cry out for community solutions.  We cannot do it alone and need your help.   Join CPS to protect children.  There are some things done better together: raising a barn, building a rocket, but most importantly... protecting a child.

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