Child Protective Services

The Arizona Attorney General's Office is requesting $1 million to help pay for a surge in child welfare cases as well as an additional $9 million for fiscal year 2017.

Ryan Anderson, a spokesman for Attorney General Mark Brnovich, tells the Arizona Capitol Times that attorneys in the Child and Family Protection Division are leaving, citing factors such as poor wages and extreme caseloads.

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Lawyers representing ten children have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against two Arizona state agencies. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the lawsuit charges the state with having a “deficient foster care system.”

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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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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 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.

Lawmakers Continue to Debate CPS Overhaul

May 28, 2014
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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.

Legislature Debates CPS Funding in Special Session

May 27, 2014
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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.

State Lawmakers To Consider Child Welfare Overhaul

May 27, 2014
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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.

Gov. Brewer Vetoes Child Welfare Study Bill

May 1, 2014
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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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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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