Child Protective Services
Address: 600 W. Pioneer Dr.
- Mail Code: 207-1
- Irving, Texas 75061-7430
Phone: (972) 721-6580
About: The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) was created with the passage of House Bill 2292 by 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session. Previously called the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory 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.
The Child Protective Services Division investigates reports of abuse and neglect of children. It also:
- Provides services to children and families in their own homes;
- Places children in foster care;
- Provides services to help youth in foster care make the transition to adulthood; and
- Places children in adoptive homes.