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Adults should learn signs of child sexual abuse

Adults should learn signs of child sexual abuse

As an adult, it's your responsibility to help stop child sexual abuse.

August 16, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Phoenix mom, boyfriend accused of child abuse

Phoenix mom, boyfriend accused of child abuse

Both are accused of three counts of child abuse.

August 12, 2014 3:53 pm Related Loading…
Arizona women arrested for animal cruelty, neglect

Arizona women arrested for animal cruelty, neglect

One case involves alleged abuse of miniature horses.

August 06, 2014 4:31 pm Related Loading…
Court: Hospitals can be sued for elder abuse

Court: Hospitals can be sued for elder abuse

Vulnerable adults are at risk everywhere, Arizona Supreme Court rules.

June 30, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…

Court: Arizona hospitals not excluded from elder abuse claims

The justices rejected arguments that the law was always intended to cover things like nursing homes.

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Immigrant kids abused in CBP custody, groups say

A complaint filed against the Department of Homeland Security by several civil and human rights groups alleges abuse of immigrant children.

June 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Complaint against Homeland Security alleges abuse of immigrant children

Complaint against Homeland Security alleges abuse of immigrant children

Five organizations today filed a complaint to the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of 116 unaccompanied immigrant children.

June 11, 2014 8:55 amLoading…
Tucson man who abused toddler on webcam sentenced to prison

Tucson man who abused toddler on webcam sentenced to prison

A Tucson man was sentenced to nearly 25 years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to two counts of producing child pornography, officials said.

April 24, 2014 10:12 am
6 workers fired in Arizona CPS dropped-cases probe

6 workers fired in Arizona CPS dropped-cases probe

PHOENIX — Six state workers associated with having nearly 6,600 reports of child abuse ignored were fired today.

April 23, 2014 12:39 pmLoading…
Injured puppy left in trash prompts probe in Sierra Vista

Injured puppy left in trash prompts probe in Sierra Vista

An injured puppy abandoned in a Dumpster at a Sierra Vista apartment complex has prompted an investigation.

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Former TPD officer cites sexual harassment in claim

Former TPD officer cites sexual harassment in claim

A former Tucson police officer has filed a $2 million claim against the city saying she was a victim of sexual harassment while on the force.

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Ariz. animal cruelty bill moves to Senate

Ariz. animal cruelty bill moves to Senate

PHOENIX — State lawmakers agreed to create special exemptions from animal cruelty laws for farmers and ranchers despite complaints that it would ease penalties on those who abuse and beat farm animals to death.

March 10, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Plight of world's women must be addressed

Plight of world's women must be addressed

Saturday is International Women’s Day, a 105-year-old annual call to action for women’s equality. But for many women and girls around the world, its most basic promise of freedom remains unfulfilled.

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Report: 'Systemic failure' by Arizona's CPS in uninvestigated abuse cases

PHOENIX —  A "systemic failure, a lack of accountability and transparency and bad decision making," are to blame for 6,500 cases of child abuse going uninvestigated, a special team reviewing the state CPS said in a report released today.

January 31, 2014 2:23 pm Related Loading…

Replacing CPS is a good first step: New cabinet-level agency must be given resources to make improvements

Gov. Jan Brewer has dissolved Arizona’s long-troubled Child Protective Services agency and replaced it with the Cabinet-level Division of Child Safety and Family Services, which will report directly to her.

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Brewer: Panel to review reports to CPS that were not investigated

Brewer: Panel to review reports to CPS that were not investigated

PHOENIX — Saying Child Protective Services has been "hiding or not disclosing'' information, Gov. Jan Brewer named a special panel of current and former legislators and outsiders today to  take a closer look at the agency.

December 02, 2013 12:44 pmLoading…
Tucson police: Mother, stepfather arrested in child abuse case

Tucson police: Mother, stepfather arrested in child abuse case

Tucson police are investigating a case where three girls said they were held in captivity for several years by their parents, officials said.

November 26, 2013 5:00 pm
Victoria Steele: CPS crisis cannot wait; Governor should call special session

Victoria Steele: CPS crisis cannot wait; Governor should call special session

Happy Thanksgiving! It is a common greeting this time of year, but it will be hard to enjoy the holiday knowing that it won’t be happy — not for the thousands of Arizona children living in fear of abuse or neglect.

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Updated: 6,000 Arizona child abuse complaints not investigated

PHOENIX — Close to one out of every 12 complaints of child abuse since January were not investigated because Child Protective Services workers deemed them not important enough to follow through, agency officials said Thursday.

November 21, 2013 11:11 amLoading…
Arizona preschool worker accused of child abuse

Arizona preschool worker accused of child abuse

MESA — An employee at a Mesa preschool has been accused of child abuse after police found a 2-year-old girl restrained in a sleeping area.

October 18, 2013 3:14 pm Related Loading…

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