DRTx Foster Care Program

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DRTx Foster Care Program

The Disability Rights Texas Foster Care Program provides legal representation through court appointments to children with disabilities in foster care.

Purpose of the Program

By representing the legal needs of this unique youth population, Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) hopes to continue to change the course of the lives of thousands of foster care children in Texas. Because of our innovative approach, we have witnessed children’s lives transform in tangible ways. Caseworkers, lawyers, and judges from around Texas request our involvement in cases due to our innovative approaches and expertise.

How it Works

Courts appoint DRTx to represent foster children and help them navigate the systems with which they are involved. Services provided include:

Because our agency specializes in advocacy for people with disabilities, we understand the rights and needs of these children and develop innovative solutions.

Our ultimate goal is to help them achieve a successful placement in the community with supports and services in place to allow them to thrive.

Program Outcomes

Since the program’s inception in 2010, we’ve represented more than 300 children with disabilities in foster care across the state, helping them to receive critical services and transition successfully from institutions to the community.

We also continue to train numerous lawyers, social workers, judges and other professionals to understand and better serve the population of children with whom we work.


Last updated: October 2018
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Statewide Intake: 1-800-252-9108
Sign Language Video Phone: 1-866-362-2851
Purple 2 Video Phone: 512-271-9391
Online Intake available 24/7: intake.DRTx.org

Disclaimer: Disability Rights Texas strives to update its materials on an annual basis, and this handout is based upon the law at the time it was written. The law changes frequently and is subject to various interpretations by different courts. Future changes in the law may make some information in this handout inaccurate.

The handout is not intended to and does not replace an attorney’s advice or assistance based on your particular situation.