PHOENIX — A team assigned to review nearly 6,600 child abuse and neglect reports that weren't investigated by Arizona child welfare officials says most of those children now have been seen by investigators.
Siblings of the 3-year-old boy whose skeletal remains were found Tuesday told investigators their mother starved their brother to death, court records reveal.
PHOENIX — A special team named to find out why 6,554 child-abuse cases went uninvestigated concluded Friday there was a “systemic failure, a lack of accountability and transparency and bad decision-making,’’ requiring a total revamp of how Arizona handles child welfare.
PHOENIX — State lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to $6.8 million in additional funds for the state’s new child-welfare agency.
PHOENIX — A Senate panel voted Tuesday for an immediate cash infusion for the state’s troubled child- welfare agency.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer has proposed a nearly $9.4 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year, saying it’s the best that can be done.
Gov. Jan Brewer greets her audience from the Arizona Capitol podium, where she gave her State of the State address. She’s flanked by Senate President Andy Biggs, left, and Speaker of the House Andy Tobin. Her speech opened the legislative session.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer gives what is likely to be her final State of the State speech today, laying out her priorities for the coming year.
PHOENIX — State lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday with more cash available than they need to cover the basic operation of state government.
The Legislature will have a full slate when it begins its new session Jan. 13.
PHOENIX — A veteran state lawmaker wants voters to siphon cash away from a program for early-childhood development and redirect it to help fund services for foster children and the families that care for them.
PHOENIX — Arizonans looking for ways to divert some of what they owe the state to other causes have a new option this year: foster care.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is willing to give Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter the benefit of the doubt about his culpability in more than 6,500 complaints of child abuse going uninvestigated — at least for the time being.
Arizona’s child-protection and -welfare system does not work — and, as we have noted, it is not built to work. In fact, to state that the Child Protective Services system has been “built” suggests a process of intentional development that no one with common sense could find in its jumble of …
Outrage that Arizona state workers set aside more than 6,000 reports of suspected child abuse or neglect over the past four years is not mitigated by understanding how woefully inadequate our state child-welfare system has been for years.
The governor’s selection of the Child Advocate Response Examination Team is the right step. Particularly gratifying is the selection of Charles Flanagan to chair the team. Flanagan, director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, is the most articulate and skilled child advocate…
PHOENIX — Accusing Child Protective Services of “hiding or not disclosing” information, Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday named a special panel of current and former legislators and others to take a closer look at the agency.
PHOENIX — The state Senate president is blasting a request for more money for Child Protective Services, saying the agency may have wasted funds restored to it in the last two years.
PHOENIX — A plan by the Department of Economic Security to deal with a backlog of 6,000 child- abuse complaints that were never investigated is getting panned by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.
Happy Thanksgiving! It is a common greeting this time of year, but it will be hard to enjoy the holiday knowing that it won’t be happy — not for the thousands of Arizona children living in fear of abuse or neglect.