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Brewer signs bill creating new child-welfare agency

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer signed groundbreaking legislation Thursday to create and fund a new Department of Child Safety, at least in part to solve problems that she may have helped create.

May 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona governor signs legislation creating new child welfare agency

PHOENIX — State lawmakers voted today to scrap what has been Child Protective Services and replace it with an entirely new state agency.

May 29, 2014 10:09 amLoading…

Arizona senators tentatively OK $63 million to get Department of Child Safety started

PHOENIX — State senators gave preliminary approval Wednesday to creating a new Department of Child Safety and providing $63 million in new funding to get it started.

May 28, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
Special session on child welfare likely to result in plan by Thursday

Special session on child welfare likely to result in plan by Thursday

PHOENIX — Supporters of doing more to prevent child abuse and neglect said Tuesday they are having to accept on faith that there will be more money for that — later.

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Brewer: No more Band-Aids for child welfare agency

Brewer: No more Band-Aids for child welfare agency

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday that lawmakers should believe her plan to fix the state’s child welfare system is right “because I’m behind it.”

May 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Lawmakers say child-welfare funding should come with conditions

PHOENIX — Top legislative leaders are telling Gov. Jan Brewer she can have the money she wants for child welfare — but not all at once.

May 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer seeks $60 million for new child welfare agency

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer asked lawmakers Thursday to immediately approve nearly $60 million to create a new child welfare agency and revamp how Arizona handles abuse and neglect complaints.

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Brewer asks legislators for $60M in funds for child welfare agency

Brewer asks legislators for $60M in funds for child welfare agency

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer asked lawmakers today to approve nearly $60 million in immediate new funds to create a new child welfare agency and revamp how Arizona handles abuse and neglect complaints.

May 22, 2014 12:48 pmLoading…
Attorney: Fired Arizona CPS workers are 'scapegoats'

Attorney: Fired Arizona CPS workers are 'scapegoats'

PHOENIX — The attorney for five workers fired from Child Protective Services said today that the report that led to their termination was essentially a pre-determined fix.

May 07, 2014 1:26 pm Photos

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State fires six responsible for 6,600 ignored CPS cases

State fires six responsible for 6,600 ignored CPS cases

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

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Mom wasn't allowed to see Roman, child-welfare files show

Mom wasn't allowed to see Roman, child-welfare files show

The mother of a Tucson toddler whose skeletal remains were discovered Tuesday was not supposed to have contact with the child, state child-welfare records released Friday show.

March 08, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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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 moves to abolish CPS, create new cabinet-level agency

Brewer moves to abolish CPS, create new cabinet-level agency

Gov. Jan Brewer greets her audience from the Arizona Capitol podium, where she gave her State of the State address. She’s flanked by Senate President Andy Biggs, left, and Speaker of the House Andy Tobin. Her speech opened the legislative session.

January 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona has no choice but to overhaul CPS

Arizona’s child-protection and -welfare system does not work — and, as we have noted, it is not built to work. In fact, to state that the Child Protective Services system has been “built” suggests a process of intentional development that no one with common sense could find in its jumble of …

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David Bradley: governor's   CARE Team appointments to deal with CPS

David Bradley: governor's CARE Team appointments to deal with CPS

The governor’s selection of the Child Advocate Response Examination Team is the right step. Particularly gratifying is the selection of Charles Flanagan to chair the team. Flanagan, director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, is the most articulate and skilled child advocate…

December 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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