Child Protective Services

State Capitol News
4:00 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

More Light Shed on 6,600 Uninvestigated Child Abuse Cases

Rep. Kate Brophy McGee, left, talks about needed reforms to the child welfare system last year. With her is Gov. Jan Brewer.
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

The final results are in as to what happened to those nearly 6,600 complaints of child abuse that were never investigated. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer has details.

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State Capitol News
4:08 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Gov. Brewer Finalizes the Creation of the Department of Child Safety

House Speaker Andy Tobin and Charles Flanagan, director of the new Department of Child Safety, cheer Gov. Jan Brewer for signing legislation to create the agency and boost funding.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation this afternoon creating a new Department of Child Safety. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:30 am
Thu May 29, 2014

State Senate Gives Nod to New Department of Child Safety

Department of Child Safety head Charles Flanagan.
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State senators voted Wednesday to create and fund a new Department of Child Safety. But, Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports there was some debate about the details.

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State Capitol News
4:07 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Lawmakers Continue to Debate CPS Overhaul

State Sen. Chester Crandell
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State lawmakers spent the day today picking apart the plan to create and fund a new Department of Child Safety. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:13 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Legislature Debates CPS Funding in Special Session

Rep. Kate Brophy McGee (left) with Gov. Jan Brewer.
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Lawmakers began a special session this afternoon focused on child welfare. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, those who want to do more now to prevent abuse and neglect in the first place are going to have to wait.

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State Capitol News
6:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

State Lawmakers To Consider Child Welfare Overhaul

Gov. Jan Brewer
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State lawmakers return to the Capitol today to consider the plan by Gov. Jan Brewer for a new child welfare agency. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:49 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Gov. Brewer Vetoes Child Welfare Study Bill

Gov. Jan Brewer
Credit Ross D. Franklin/AP

Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation Wednesday to have a quarter-million-dollar outside study of the state’s child welfare agency. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
3:48 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

State Workers Fired for Child Welfare Case Mismanagement

Charles Flanagan, head of the new Division of Child Safety and Family Services.
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

Six state workers associated with the ignoring of nearly 6,600 reports of child abuse were fired today. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
3:00 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Systematic Failure Found at Child Protective Services

Charles Flanagan, director of Child Safety and Family Services
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A special team named to find out what led to 6,500 cases of child abuse going uninvestigated concluded Friday there was a systematic failure requiring a total revamp of how the state handles child welfare. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:30 am
Thu January 30, 2014

CPS Funding Approved, But is it Enough?

House Speaker Andy Tobin
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State lawmakers gave final approval this afternoon for additional funding for the new child welfare agency. But, Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports there was some grumbling.

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