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F. Scott McCown

  • Clinical Professor
  • Director - Children's Rights Clinic

Activities

  • HB 915 Implementation Workgroup

    March 7, 2014

    Texas Supreme Court Commission on Children, Youth & Families

    Facilitated the final meeting of the HB 915 Implementation Workgroup regarding the use of psychotropic medication in foster care.

  • Legal Representation Workgroup

    February 28, 2014

    Texas Supreme Court's Commission on Children, Youth & Families

    Participated as a member of the Legal Representation Workgroup to improve legal representation of children and parents in CPS cases.

  • Texas Senators Split on How to Address Sharp Rise in Foster Care Deaths

    February 21, 2014

    Dallas Morning News

    Quoted in Dallas Morning News on child safety.

  • Testimony on Child Safety in Foster Care

    February 20, 2014

    Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee

  • Child Protection Training

    January 28, 2014

    Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

    Prepared a taped teaching module on preparing affidavits in child abuse cases.

  • Permanency Options and the Role of the Court-Appointed Special Advocate

    December 11, 2013

    Texas CASA Webinar

  • The United States of Texas, Why the Lone Star State is America’s future

    October 28, 2013

    Time Magazine

    Quoted by Time Magazine in cover story on Texas.

  • Texas Conquers America Predicts Time Magazine

    October 26, 2013

    Dallas Morning News

    Quoted by Dallas Morning News in Steve Blow column on Texas.

  • Eluding Big Ethics Fines

    September 1, 2013

    San Antonio Express-News

    Quoted by the San Antonio Express-News about the standard of review in administrative appeals in Texas.

  • Lawsuit charging that Texas provides shoddy care for foster children can advance, judge rules

    August 29, 2013

    Dallas Morning News

    Quoted by the Dallas Morning News about a federal class action regarding the care provided to foster children.

  • Toddler’s death raises questions about how Texas contractor screens, trains foster parents

    August 18, 2013

    Dallas Morning News

    Quoted by Dallas Morning News about how Texas screens and trains foster parents.

  • Public Private Parternship on Foster Care Redesign

    2013

    Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

  • Advisory Council

    2013

    U.T. School of Social Work

  • House Bill 915 Implementation Workgroup

    2013

    Facilitating the House Bill 915 Implementation Workgroup on psychotropic medication for foster youth at the request of the Texas Supreme Court Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families.

  • Planning Committee for Meadows Mental Health Institute

    2013

    Serving on the Planning Committee for the Meadows Mental Health Institute at the request of the Meadows Foundation.

  • Trauma Informed Care Assessment Workgroup

    2013

    Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

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Contact Information

F. Scott McCown

smccown@law.utexas.edu

Work (512) 232-1129

Office: TNH 4.103
The University of Texas at Austin
727 E Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Faculty Assistant

Scott T. Vdoviak svdoviak@law.utexas.edu
(512) 232-1388

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