About the Board

Members of this board are appointed by the Nueces County Commissioners Court. The purpose and focus of the Nueces County Child Welfare Board is to attend community events, to provide information and to promote community awareness and advocacy concerning the foster care system and abused and neglected children. We promote the health, education and welfare of children and families through advocacy, public information and education. We also work with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) and various other governmental and non-profit agencies to enhance the county Child Welfare program.


If you suspect a child is the victim of abuse and neglect, call 1-800-252-5400 or make a report on the web at If it is an emergency, call 911 first.

Helpful Links

About the DFPS


DFPS Meetings

Find Child Care External Link

DFPS Media Campaigns

Policies and Handbooks

Child Care Minimum Standards

Proposed Rules


Reports, Plans, Statistics, and Presentations

How to Report Abuse/Neglect

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