Child Protective Services

Systematic Failure Found at Child Protective Services

Jan 31, 2014
azcapitoltimes.com

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.

CPS Funding Approved, But is it Enough?

Jan 30, 2014
arizonatax.org

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.

azcentral.com

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.

Salon.com

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.

azcentral.com

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.

DES Head Says Ingored Abuse Claims Were Reported

Dec 18, 2013
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.

Brewer mulls Child Protective Services restructuring

Dec 11, 2013
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.

Brewer Blasts Policies of Child Protective Services

Dec 3, 2013
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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