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Unite to Advocate for Children and Families

Advocating for children is at the heart of  TACFS's mission. TACFS members strengthen and expand their influence with policy makers by joining with other agencies to:

  • Educate elected officials and state agency leaders about the needs of the children in care and the effectiveness of private sector services
  • Promote adequate funding for children and family services
  • Ensure that regulations and rules are practical and reasonable as well as effective

The effectiveness of TACFS advocacy efforts depends on members staying informed and actively participating in the policy and legislative process and by communicating regularly with their own elected officials.

TACFS contributes to building a stronger voice for children and families through collaboration with other child advocacy organizations at both the state and national levels. Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services is a member of the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), the Alliance for Families and Communities (National Alliance), and the National Organization of State Associations for Children (NOSAC).

Legislative Information

TACFS provides research, balanced policy analysis, and information for our members and for state lawmakers on key legislation affecting children and families in Texas.

Regulatory Information

TACFS not only reports on new rules, legislation, and policies, but also provides in-depth analysis and comment on licensing rules, residential contracts, published laws, and state policies.

Advocacy Tips and Links

These pages will provide you with more information on advocating for children and families in Texas.

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