The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) was created according to the passage of House Bill 2292 by 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session. Previously it was called the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services. DFPS is charged with protecting children, adults who are elderly or have disabilities living at home or in state facilities, and licensing group day-care homes, day-care centers, and registered family homes. The corporate office of the company is based in Austin, Texas. The agency's services are provided through its Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Child Care Licensing, and Prevention and Early Intervention divisions. The Child Protective Services Division investigates reports of abuse and neglect of children. Express Personnel Services
also provides services to children and families in their own homes; places children in foster care; provides services to help youth in foster care make the transition to adulthood; and places children in adoptive homes.