On May 17, 2022, the Children’s Commission hosted a webinar entitled “Overview of Qualified Residential Treatment Program Legal Requirements.”
Children’s Commission Executive Director, Jamie Bernstein, DFPS QRTP Lead, Texas Flowers-Moffett, and DFPS QRTP Specialist, Tiffani Tillman provided an overview of the QRTP model, the QRTP placement review process, and the required legal findings that must be made in court in relation to QRTP placements. Additionally, a sample case scenario was discussed to provide practical information to participants.
Judges are encouraged to view this presentation as it includes specific information about the court review requirements for placement of a child or youth in a QRTP and the related timelines required by the Texas Family Code.
The recording was approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit. The video replay, accompanying PowerPoint presentation, QRTP Referral Example, and responses to the questions posed in the live Q&A are available on the Children’s Commission’s On-Demand MCLE webpage. The DFPS QRTP webpage also has reference materials, including proposed Court Requirements.