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All Commission activities are funded by the federal Court Improvement Project, a grant that is awarded to the highest court in each state for the improvement of courts handling of child abuse and neglect cases. CIP grants are administered by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

The Commission's Basic Projects Committee oversees a variety of projects that promote the safety, permanency and well-being of the children in youth in foster care. These projects are sponsored by the Court Improvement Program and informed by national best practices to improve outcomes for children and families. Please visit the Basic Projects page for more information on the following: 

  • Child and Family Services Review (CFSR)
  • Children's Commission Roundtables
  • Family Helpline
  • Human Trafficking
  • Judicial Workgroup Addressing Disproportionality
  • Legal Representation
  • Mediation in Child Protection Cases
  • Parent Resource Workgroup
  • Trauma-Informed Care Initiatives
  • Tribal/State Collaborative

The Children's Commission sponsors a variety of training opportunities for judges and attorneys, as well as multidisciplinary training events. The Training Committee oversees the Commission's training programs. Please visit the Training Projects page for more information on the following: 

  • Attorney Education
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Judicial Education
  • Scholarships
  • Trial Skills Training

Using The Texas Blueprint as a road map, the Foster Care & Education Committee focuses on strategies to improve educational experiences and outcomes for children and youth in Texas foster care. Please visit the Foster Care and Education page more information. 

The Commission's Data Committee is responsible for providing input into data collection and analysis efforts aimed at informing and assisting courts in using and understanding data to assist with better decision-making. 

Please visit the Data Committee page for more information on the following:

  • Child Protection Case Management System (CPCMS)
  • Notice and Engagement
  • Video Conferencing Project