To support child abuse prevention efforts

Task Force Goals

To support best practices for the investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases

To promote public awareness about child abuse issues

To enhance interagency communication within the system

To provide relevant quarterly trainings for members and other professionals

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About US


In 1986, a group of professionals representing various segments of the justice system formed a task force to address the trauma that child victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse were suffering as a result of the policies and procedures within the system.

Representatives of law enforcement, social service agencies, the District Attorney’s office, the medical community, victim advocate groups, therapists, psychologists, concerned citizens, and business leaders have come together to work to reduce the trauma suffered by children and improve the services delivered to families.

Join Us

Every professional or community volunteer dedicated to keeping children safe is invited to join the Harris County Child Abuse Task Force. Members are invited to special seminars and trainings pertaining to child protection and abuse prevention at a discounted rate. Annual dues are $20.

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Fostering Change


Understanding the Recent Overhaul of the Foster Care System in Texas

Guest Speakers:
Katherine Barillas, Ph.D.
Director of Child Welfare Policy, One Voice Texas
Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 1PM to 4PM


  • Understanding the children’s rights lawsuit
  • Understanding new Texas legislation that will lead to major systemic changes to the Texas foster care system and the potential impacts on children in care
  • Understanding changes in community based care and the outsourcing of foster care services and foster care management
  • Understanding other legislative changes impacting the child welfare system


(3.0 CEs will be provided for LPC, LMFT, CPE, and Social Work.)

Half-day trainings for non-members are $10; Free for members
(fees include refreshments).

The Children’s Assessment Center
Training Center 2500 Bolsover
Houston, Texas 77005
RSVP: by October 26, 2017