Patrick Crimmins

  • News

    October 17, 2013

    Why Is It that No One Seems to Be Responsible When a 13-Year-Old in State Care Says She's Been Raped?

    CPS hands off kids to placement companies who send the kids to foster families. Something goes wrong, for example, a 13-year-old girl says she's been raped, and accountability vanishes along the way.

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Texas Foster Care System Class Action Lawsuit Greenlit by Judge

    A children's advocacy group can proceed with a class action lawsuit accusing the Texas Department of Family Services of depriving foster children of their Constitutional rights, a federal judge in Corpus Christi has ruled. The group, Children's Rights, sued DFPS in 2011, claiming that the more than ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    Broken System: Levels of Care

    An Arlington-based company called Youth For Tomorrow labels kids but rarely comes into contact with them.

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    Broken System

    A lawsuit alleges that 12,000 kids trapped in foster care with little chance of getting out are being exposed to abuse and neglect, shuttled around the state and denied health services.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Jessica Tata: Legislature Acts to Help Increase Daycare Inspections

    Jessica Tata spurs lege to act​Blink once and you might have missed state rep Carol Alvarado's bill in the House Urban Affairs last week that offered at least one more stopgap measure to prevent the West Houston daycare fire that took the lives of four small children. Former day care operator ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    CPS Asks Judge for Do-Over with FLDS Investigation

    Keith Plocek Child Protective Services continues its investigation of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but the Associated Press reports that more than half of the 440 custody cases have been dropped by the state, with more dismissals to come. Criminal charges – s ... More >>