Programs and the National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges have
completed an observational study of permanency review hearings in selected
sites in Texas which suggests that best practice recommendations for these hearings
are not commonly followed. The study indicates the need for further
judicial leadership in instituting high quality hearing practice to improve
outcomes for youth.
The full report is available here: http://casey.org/Resources/Publications/pdf/TX_DependencyHearingsFullReport.pdf