Dimple Patel, Senior Policy Analyst for the Texas Association for the Protection of Children, will be speaking about the Foster Care System and Child Protective Services in Texas. Recently, a Federal Court found that Texas' long term foster care system has subjected Texas children to years of abuse and neglect. Texas ranks near the bottom in child abuse prevention spending, resulting in vulnerable children going unseen by caseworkers. Come hear the facts about child abuse in Texas and what can be done about it!
Dimple has nine years of experience navigating the Child Protective Services system in Texas and most recently was an investigative supervisor in Dallas County. She investigated some of the most severe cases cases of child abuse and neglect. Dimple received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas in Austin and is currently pursuing her Masters of Social Work at the University of Texas in Arlington.