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Gov. Perry Appoints Robinson To Texas Family and Protective Services Council

Thursday, December 02, 2004  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the appointment of Linda Bell Robinson of Houston to the Texas Family and Protective Services Council for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2007. The council is a newly created advisory group for the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), one of four agencies that constitute the Health and Human Services Commission. DFPS programs include Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services and Child Care Licensing.

Robinson has worked as a criminal investigator with the Harris County District Attorney’s office for more than a decade. She also was a police officer with the Houston Police Department. A member of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, Robinson is also a former president of the Leadership Command College Alumni Association and Houston Police Toastmasters. She is a member of Leadership Houston and served as a committee member on the Houston Area Women’s Center National Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She has served as secretary of the Harris County District Attorney’s Criminal Investigators Association and is a former member of the Texas Task Force on State and Local Drug Control.

A law enforcement graduate of the Leadership Command College at Sam Houston University, Robinson received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in sociology from Texas Southern University.

This appointment is subject to senate confirmation.

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