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Emergency funding for caseload reduction for CPS caseworkers and investigators request made to Legislative Budget Board

To The Leader

AUSTIN, Texas —State Representative Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) sent a letter to the Legislative Budget Board, on Friday, urging them to request emergency funding for case load reduction for CPS caseworkers and investigators.

“Our educators are often the first to notice and report signs of abuse and neglect in school aged children. Many teachers have not had any contact with their students since COVID-19 forced the closure of all schools,” said Representative Phelan. “As children return to class, I fear that protective network for abused children will be overwhelmed.”

Representative Phelan included funding suggestions for the LBB to consider.

“I would appreciate if the Legislative Budget Board would consider the opportunity for emergency funding for case load reduction for CPS caseworkers and investigators. Also, urge the House Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance Committee to consider granting the agency’s Exceptional Items Request outlined in the CPS 2022-2023 Legislative Appropriations Request,” said Representative Phelan.

Representative Phelan is serving his third term in the Texas House of Representatives. He proudly serves House District 21, representing both Jefferson and Orange Counties.  He serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on State Affairs.