Statistics on children, youth and families in Texas from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Every Texan
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Definition and Source
Number and rate per 1,000 of children (birth to age 17) confirmed as victims of child abuse.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Note: When a child is identified as a confirmed victim, it does not mean that the child will receive ongoing services from DFPS. The decision about whether to provide the family ongoing services or to remove the child into DFPS custody is based on an assessment of whether there is an ongoing risk to the child.