Child Abuse and Neglect Registry: Parents will have an expedited and fair Due Process for notification and expungement

Texas has a really low bar for putting people on the central registry.  This can affect people for the rest of their lives, hindering their ability to maintain employment, ruin relationships, and effect future children or even their grandchildren.  It has far-reaching implications and should not be taken lightly.  Little evidence is needed for someone to get what’s called a Reason To Believe disposition in Texas.  Basically, a person can be deemed “guilty” of abuse or neglect even when there is not enough evidence to find that person actually guilty of abuse and neglect.  But how can this be?  Because abuse and neglect under CPS courts is on the civil side not the criminal side of the judicial system. (see Evidence)