M.D. vs Abbott Monitoring Team

Texas Appleseed has worked for more than a decade to ensure children in the foster care system are protected, that they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible, that judges are trained in best practices, and that court practices meet the needs of children and families. To learn more about our history of foster care work, please visit our project page or scroll down to the Foster Care & Courts section here

The M.D. vs Abbott monitoring team comprises experts in children’s law and policy, child welfare specialists, data and policy analysts, social workers, as well as former foster youth.

Texas Monitoring Team 

Deborah Fowler

Nancy Arrigona
Director of Research

Monica Benedict
Deputy Director of Research

Deborah L. Borman
Writing Director 

Linda Brooke

Adrian Gaspar
Program Associate

Viveca Martinez
Deputy Director

Mahiri Moody
Senior Program Associate

Shay Price
Senior Program Associate

Clarice Rogers
Associate Director

Nora Sawyer
Research Assistant

Monitors' First Report