CPS 2.4 Children In Legal Responsibility on August 31 by Legal Status and Average Days in Care FY2012-2021

data.texas.gov | Last Updated 15 Feb 2022

Children in DFPS custody are those for whom a court has appointed DFPS legal responsibility through temporary or permanent managing conservatorship or other court ordered legal basis. This chart includes any child in DFPS custody on August 31 of the fiscal year. A description of the different types of legal statuses is in the CPS glossary: http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/About_DFPS/Data_Book/Child_Protective_Services/Resources/glossary.asp Visit dfps.state.tx.us for information on Children In Legal Responsibility and all DFPS programs.

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This dataset has the following 7 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Fiscal Yearfiscal_yeartext
County Codecounty_codetext
Legal Statuslegal_statustext
Children in DFPS Legal Responsibility on August 31children_in_dfps_legal_responsibility_on_august_31number
Average Number of Days in Careaverage_number_of_days_in_carenumberThe average number of days in care for the population as calculated from the day of removal to August 31 of the fiscal year displayed