Child Abuse and Neglect

V'Anne Huser (Lavaca County) Issue Chair 

Coalitions & Resources

  • TexProtects Brings together advocates and experts in the field of child protection in order to develop a consensus public policy agenda and to advocate for child protection with one voice.
  • Texans Cares For Children  A statewide, non-profit, non-partisan, multi-issue children's policy organization.
  • Children's Defense Fund  Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
  • Kids Count.org  For data about how kids are doing in your county.
  • INSPIRE  Seven strategies for ending violence against children identifies a select group of strategies that have shown success in reducing violence against children.  implementation and enforcement of laws; norms and values; safe environments; parent and caregiver support; income and economic strengthening; response and support services; and education and life skills. 
  • Texas CASA is to support local CASA volunteer advocacy programs and to advocate for effective public policy for children in the child protection system.