PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer inked her approval Thursday to immediately give nearly $6.9 million more to the state’s child-welfare agency.
PHOENIX — A "systemic failure, a lack of accountability and transparency and bad decision making," are to blame for 6,500 cases of child abuse going uninvestigated, a special team reviewing the state CPS said in a report released today.
PHOENIX — A Senate panel voted Tuesday for an immediate cash infusion for the state’s troubled child- welfare agency.
Arizona’s child welfare crisis is providing residents with a glimpse of something rarely seen from the agency charged with protecting kids in the state: transparency.
Gov. Jan Brewer has dissolved Arizona’s long-troubled Child Protective Services agency and replaced it with the Cabinet-level Division of Child Safety and Family Services, which will report directly to her.
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 said today she wants Child Protective Services made into its own separate agency, headed by someone who reports directly to her.
Fewer than 1,000 of the 6,500 child abuse and neglect reports Arizona’s child welfare agency failed to investigate in recent years were in the metro Tucson area.
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 — 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 — Saying Child Protective Services has been "hiding or not disclosing'' information, Gov. Jan Brewer named a special panel of current and former legislators and outsiders today to take a closer look at the agency.
The sheer number of abuse allegations that Arizona Child Protective Services revealed it did not investigate — at least 6,500 — obscures a more revealing fact, one that should make us realize we aren’t grappling with the real problem yet.
First came the outrage when Arizona’s child welfare agency admitted failing to investigate 6,000 cases of suspected child abuse since 2009.
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.