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.
PHOENIX — State lawmakers voted today to scrap what has been Child Protective Services and replace it with an entirely new state agency.
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.
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.
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.”
PHOENIX — Top legislative leaders are telling Gov. Jan Brewer she can have the money she wants for child welfare — but not all at once.
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.
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.
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.
PHOENIX — Six state workers associated with having nearly 6,600 reports of child abuse ignored were fired Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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…