Report calls for ‘dramatic improvement’ to CPS

AUSTIN — A new report released Monday finds Texas Child Protective Services caseworkers spend more time doing paperwork and less time with children.

One caseworker cited in the report says, “I love going to see the children, but the paperwork is too much.”

The four-month analysis found that caseworkers spend only 26 percent of their time working face-to-face with children and families. One of the many recommendations made was that caseworkers should spend 40 percent of their time with children and families they are assigned.

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