Introduction

Texas Family Code

Title 5. The Parent-Child Relationship & the Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship

Chapter 261. Alternative Response

In assigning priorities and prescribing investigative procedures based on the severity and immediacy of the alleged harm to a child, DFPS may use an alternative response system to make the most effective use of resources to investigate and respond to cases. Tex. Fam. Code ยง 261.3015. In addition, CPS may seek the following remedies and interventions as an alternative to removing a child.

A. Order Seeking Removal of Alleged Perpetrator of Physical or Sexual Abuse

B. Order for Required Participation

C. Protective Orders

D. Relinquishing Custody of Child to Obtain Certain Services

E. Child Safety Check Alert List