Child care investigations head resigns, complains employees were ‘scapegoated’ over failure at home for trafficked girls

This week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

By Alexandra Hart & Wells DunbarMarch 25, 2022 12:45 pm, , , ,

It’s time for the week that was in Texas politics with James Barragán, political reporter for The Texas Tribune.

One story from the past week that has folks talking: a big shakeup in state child care investigations, in the wake of the exploitation of two teens at a state-sanctioned home for trafficked girls.

Justin Lewis, director of the Child Care Investigations unit of Texas’ Department of Family and Protective Services, resigned this week. Lewis cited the firing of investigators related to the case, saying they had been “scapegoated.”

Listen in the audio player above for more on this story and others from the past week, including new news in the race for Houston’s mayor and an early resignation from Congress.

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