Child Welfare

Child welfare monitors say there’s ‘ample evidence’ kids were abused at Bastrop foster care facility, disputing Texas Rangers

Watchdogs appointed by a federal court found there is evidence of abuse and exploitation after reviewing thousands of documents and recordings.

Texas contracted with The Refuge in Bastrop to provide residential treatment for child survivors of sex trafficking.

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