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How are Child Abuse Cases Investigated?

December 18, 2013

In Texas, Child Protective Services (CPS) is responsible for overseeing all investigations of child abuse. These investigations are often initiated after school counselors, healthcare workers or mental health providers make reports as to suspected incidents. After receiving such a report, the agency is required by law to conduct an investigation in short order, normally within 24 to 48 hours in most cases.