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.
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.
PHOENIX — The state's top police agency is ready to investigate how 6,000 reports of child abuse over four years fell through the cracks.
PHOENIX — Almost one of every 12 child-abuse complaints reported to CPS since January was not investigated.
Hit-and-run injures 2 kids on south side
The death of a three-month-old Tucson baby named Izayah Garcia was tragic in itself. But the tragedy has deepened in the aftermath, leaving five more children in foster care.
It's not the recruitment video you'd expect. One by one, workers hit you with the tough reality of working for Child Protective Services.
We're already forgetting Adyson Gaxiola. When the toddler died of abuse March 15, at 18 months old, it merited a short item in this paper.
Child Protective Services is falling down on providing supervised parental visits and other critical services, private agencies hired by the state to provide those services say.
Clarence Carter, director of the Department of Economic Security, right, and state lawmakers watch as Gov. Jan Brewer signs legislation to hire more CPS caseworkers.
PHOENIX - A new law providing $4.4 million to fund 50 more Child Protective Services workers will be just a stopgap measure without efforts to halt abuse in the first place, the head of the agency said Thursday.
Ashley Kammerer, 23, right, is accompanied by Pima County Public Defender Dawn Priestman. With her guilty plea, Kammerer could get probation or prison.