Foster Care Redesign is a model designed to improve foster care in Texas. ACH has been successful in putting this model into action for the past year and a half as the first urban contractor with the state, and we’re dedicated to advocating for its expansion throughout Texas.
What makes this model work is its regional approach. ACH operates foster care for a seven-county region in North Texas. In its first year of operation, Foster Care Redesign has shown encouraging results. By focusing on targeted foster parent recruitment, being accountable to specific goals, and having flexibility to improve program efficiency, significant system improvements have been made in Region 3b, which includes Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell and Tarrant counties.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board agrees with Redesign’s local model:
“Foster Care Redesign attacks the primary problem of the foster care system in Texas: its sheer size.”
Our Progress Report details more information on the background, operation and economic benefits of Foster Care Redesign.
We need your voice to help make this plan a reality throughout Texas. Write your local representatives and share your support for Foster Care Redesign on social media.
Show you support by following these three easy steps.
1. Visit www.RedesignTX.org.
2. Click the “Get Started” button. Fill out the form asking your state officials to support Foster Care Redesign in Texas.
3. Spread the word. Voice your support for #redesigntx on social media and encourage others to do the same.
Foster Care Redesign is working. And it’s vital for our children that it continues.
Read more about Foster Care Redesign in the news. Below are links to recent stories covering the impact of Redesign.
9/27/16 - Renovated state school provides help for youth
Fort Worth Star Telegram Online
9/27/16 - Foster Care Overhaul Would More Than Triple the State's Returns
Texas Public Radio Online
9/25/16 - Analyzing economic benefits can inform foster care redesign
Midland Telegram-Reporter Online
9/8/16 - Texas CPS chief seeks to extend possible foster care fix, doesn't push raises for caseworkers yet
Dallas Morning News Online
8/15/16 - Two Years Into State's Foster Care Redesign, North Texas Sees Tentative Improvement
Dallas Observer Online
8/5/16 - On CPS reform: We must start somewhere
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Online
8/4/16 - Texas lawmakers look for ways to better help abused children
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
7/15/16 - Texas child welfare, foster care overhaul is urgent
Fort Worth Star-Telegram