Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
UT Shield

Texas law says anyone who thinks a child is being abused, neglected, or exploited must report it to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). A person who reports abuse in good faith is immune from civil or criminal liability. DFPS keeps the name of the person making the report confidential. Anyone who does not report suspected abuse can be held liable for a misdemeanor or felony. Reporting suspected abuse makes it possible for a family to get help.