TEXPROTECTS-THE TEXAS ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN

Champions for Safe Children

aka Prevent Child Abuse Texas   |   Dallas, TX   |  www.texprotects.org

Mission

TexProtects protects Texas children from the trauma of abuse and neglect and empowers families to thrive through education, research and advocacy. The vision of TexProtects is that all children are safe, nurtured and resilient.

Ruling year info

2014

CEO

Ms. Sophie Phillips

Managing Director

Ms. Jess Trudeau

Main address

3000 Pegasus Park Drive Suite 708

Dallas, TX 75247 USA

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Formerly known as

TexProtects Fund of the Dallas Foundation

EIN

46-1332547

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (O05)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

TexProtects was created to tackle issues of CPS reform, prevention, and public awareness to bring a collective, organized voice representing the needs of children at risk of abuse and survivors of child abuse and neglect. The organization is autonomous and nonpartisan, designed to educate decision-makers, private funders, and the public at large. To date, it is the only Texas organization with a dedicated focus on the issues of protection, prevention, and healing of abused and neglected children.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

TexProtect's Public Policy Committee

TexProtects’ Public Policy Committee is the heart of where the organization launches its ideas and formulates its concepts on the broad-scale systemic change needed to improve the Texas child protection and judicial systems as well as ways to bring evidence-based child abuse prevention programs to scale statewide.

TexProtects employs an intricate system of collaboration and research to develop priorities and agenda items, which truly reflect our members’ concerns by incorporating their input. The committee is comprised of key DFW community partners and stakeholders that meet monthly in the interim legislative session to develop proposals that result in legislative priorities.

The TexProtects Public Policy Committee identifies issues, researches solutions and distributes the results for priority ranking in a survey to TexProtects 7,400 members and other child advocates statewide. These priorities are shared with the statewide Child Protection Roundtable, which TexProtects facilitates.

TexProtects’ Public Policy Committee and the Child Protection Roundtable collaborate to produce legislative agendas and end-of-session scorecards tracking the progress of those agendas. Past agendas and scorecards may be seen in our Legislative Resource Center.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The mission of the Child Protection Roundtable is to be the leading voice and driving force in child protection public policy and governmental action in Texas that:

Helps prevent child abuse and neglect before it occurs;
Ensures protection and well-being of children and youth who come into state care; and
Heals the ongoing trauma and other adverse consequences experienced by children and youth as the result of maltreatment.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program offers services to help families with young children create the best possible environment for them to grow and thrive. H.O.P.E.S. uses curriculum that is proven to support families from pregnancy until the time their child enters kindergarten and uses five evidence-based programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Prevent Child Abuse America 2017

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

TexProtects engages in research, advocacy, and education. TexProtects advocates for better policies, reforms and appropriate increases in federal, state and local funding for three priority areas:

Prevention: Increasing investment in proven child abuse prevention programs
Protection: Strengthening and reforming the CPS system
Healing: Ensuring victims receive adequate and accessible treatment

Research
Our data-driven, comprehensive research on the evidence-based prevention programs, the cost-benefit and return on investment of these programs, child protective services system, risk factors for child maltreatment, and adverse outcomes for abused children guide our organization’s legislative agenda each session through policy recommendations.

Policy and Advocacy
Our research results are applied to our statewide advocacy efforts to help create systemic change through public policy innovations in the CPS system and to secure private and public funds for child abuse prevention programs and services for abused children. We lead three collaborations of experts and advocates in developing a consensus public policy agenda for each session.

Education and Outreach
TexProtects has more than 10,000 advocates statewide that we educate on child abuse and neglect prevention, the consequences of maltreatment, and how to advocate their stakeholders. We keep our advocates informed through emails and advocacy alerts to educate them on emerging research and bring attention to issues or legislation affecting the protection of children. We provide presentations, webinars, and other educational opportunities to our members at no cost.

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Since 2004, TexProtects has assisted and/or led the passage of 46 bills that have improved the Child Protective Services system, and we have advocated for and secured $166 million for family support home visiting programs, which prevent child maltreatment and currently service over 21,000 families across Texas.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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TEXPROTECTS-THE TEXAS ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN

Board of directors
as of 06/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Ann Stuart

Retired

Term: 2021 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mr. LaMonte Thomas

Aetna

Term: 2021 - 2022

Alan Cohen

Child Poverty Action Lab

Susan Hoff

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Cynthia Izaguirre

WFAA

Madeline McClure

Founder

Tegwin Pulley

NAPE

Eddie Reeves

Reeves Strategy Group

Whitney Strauss

Advocare Foundation

Don Glendenning

Locke Lord LLP

Anu Partap

The Center for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Stephen Roderick

Retired

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/14/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/14/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.