Child Protective Services

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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State Capitol News
8:23 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Lawmakers Make Move to Boost Child Protective Services Funds

Division of Child Safety and Family Services director Charles Flanagan
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A Senate panel voted Tuesday to provide more funds for the state’s child welfare agency. But, Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports there were objections.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:18 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Gov. Brewer Dissolves Agency Overseeing Child Protective Services

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Gov. Jan Brewer has made an executive order to shut down the agency that oversees the state’s Child Protective Services. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the order comes after at least a year of widespread mismanagement at CPS.

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State Capitol News
9:54 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Kavanagh To Attempt Fund Transfer from Childhood Education to CPS

Rep. John Kavanagh
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A veteran state lawmaker wants voters to siphon cash away from a program for early childhood development to instead help fund services for foster children and the families that care for them. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:54 am
Wed December 18, 2013

DES Head Says Ingored Abuse Claims Were Reported

Department of Economic Security head Clarence Carter
Credit Ross D. Franklin, AP

The head of the Department of Economic Security said Tuesday his agency has been telling the governor, lawmakers and everyone else for years that some complaints of child abuse to his overburdened agency were not being investigated. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:54 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Brewer mulls Child Protective Services restructuring

Clarence Carter, director of Arizona’s Department of Economic Security, the agency that oversees Child Protective Services.
Credit Associated Press

Gov. Jan Brewer is weighing whether Child Protective Services needs to be split into a separate agency headed by someone who reports directly to her. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
10:04 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Brewer Blasts Policies of Child Protective Services

Charles Flannigan, head of the state Department of Juvenile Corrections, explains how a task force he will head at the direction of Gov. Jan Brewer will take a closer look at the operations of Child Protective Services.
Credit Photo by Howard Fischer (Capitol Media Services)

A new oversight team will be reviewing how Arizona Child Protective Services operates. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports that Gov. Jan Brewer wants answers to some basic operational questions regarding CPS.

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