Children's Advocacy Center
Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County is a child-friendly place where kids come to find help after incidents of sexual abuse. Help comes in the form of Justice as CACDC works with 34 Denton County Law Enforcement agencies, Juvenile Probation, Denton County District Attorney’s Office, Child Protective Services, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners and Healing through free counseling services from on-staff therapists and interns who serve our kids and their non-offending family members! CACDC has also pledged to be proactive through our Community Prevention Education, provided to any adult in Denton County for free!
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
DFPS is charged with protecting children, adults who are elderly or have disabilities living at home or in state facilities, and licensing group day-care homes, day-care centers, and registered family homes. Additionally, the agency is charged with managing community-based programs that prevent delinquency, abuse, neglect and exploitation of Texas children, elderly and disabled adults. The agency’s services are provided through its Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, and Child Care Licensing divisions. Prevention and Early Intervention is administered as part of Child Protective Services. Every day, about 10,000 DFPS employees in more than 300 offices across the state protect the physical safety and emotional well-being of the most vulnerable citizens of Texas.
Court Appointed Special Advocates
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
National Foster Parents Association
The National Foster Parent Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization established in 1972 as a result of the concerns of several independent groups that felt the country needed a national organization to meet the needs of foster families in the United States.
Texas Council Of Child Welfare Boards
Through coordinated training, communication, and advocacy, TCCWB seeks to strengthen the efforts of more than 2000 volunteers appointed by county commissioners’ courts to work in cooperation with state agency staff who deliver the Child Protective Services program at the grass-roots level. County boards contribute 20-30 million dollars annually to meet children’s needs that cannot be met by the limited state funding of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Members advocate at the local, state and national level for children who have no voice.
CPDC provides a week's worth of new clothes for a child that has just been removed from his/her home and is being placed in foster care.
CDPC helps the child coming into foster care with initial emergency items.