PHOENIX — Claiming "systemic abuse" of children who arrive in this country alone, immigrant rights groups demand this morning the Department of Homeland Security conduct an immediate investigation.
PHOENIX — Saying immigrant children being bused to Arizona may be being placed in danger, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery warned federal officials Monday they may be violating state child-abuse laws.
PHOENIX — Saying illegal immigrant children being bused to Arizona may be being placed in danger, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery warned federal officials today they may be violating state child abuse laws.
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.
Arizona lawmakers will convene Tuesday afternoon for a special legislative session with the task of doing what the body has effectively failed to do: Protect and care for neglected and abused children.
Arizona lawmakers will convene Tuesday afternoon for a special legislative session with the task of doing what the body has effectively failed to do: protect and care for neglected and abused children.
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 — Calling the spending unnecessary, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a measure Wednesday to hire an outside expert to study the state's child welfare agency.
A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:
‘Intent” is a grand word. It can convey a determination, or it can sound like something while being nothing.
Siblings of the 3-year-old boy whose skeletal remains were found Tuesday told investigators their mother starved their brother to death, court records reveal.
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.
The Legislature will have a full slate when it begins its new session Jan. 13.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is willing to give Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter the benefit of the doubt about his culpability in more than 6,500 complaints of child abuse going uninvestigated — at least for the time being.
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 …
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.
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.
There never was a shortage of tragedy during Lillian Downing's time as head of Child Protective Services here.