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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.