Tiffany Roper became Deputy General Counsel at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) in October 2018. Prior to that time, she served at DFPS as the Associate Commissioner for Child Protective Services (CPS) for over 2 years and as the Assistant Director of the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families, the Texas Court Improvement Program, for over 8 years.
Ms. Roper has more than 25 years' experience in child welfare law and policy. In her career, Ms. Roper represented DFPS in civil child abuse and neglect cases as a prosecutor in the Williamson County Attorney’s Office, Travis County District Attorney’s Office, and the Office of the Texas Attorney General. She also represented children in foster care as a supervising attorney at The University of Texas of Texas School of Law Children’s Rights Clinic. In addition to legal representation, Ms. Roper has worked as a policy analyst on child welfare issues.
Ms. Roper earned a bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law.