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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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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…
Brewer moves to restructure Arizona CPS

Brewer moves to restructure Arizona CPS

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said today she wants Child Protective Services made into its own separate agency, headed by someone who reports directly to her.

January 13, 2014 2:40 pmLoading…

Brewer: Probe will determine blame for unchecked CPS cases

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.

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Brewer appoints new CPS oversight team

Brewer appoints new CPS oversight team

PHOENIX — Accusing Child Protective Services of “hiding or not disclosing” information, Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday named a special panel of current and former legislators and others to take a closer look at the agency.

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Democrats/Republicans both skeptical of plan to clear ignored CPS cases

PHOENIX — A plan by the Department of Economic Security to deal with a backlog of 6,000 child- abuse complaints that were never investigated is getting panned by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.

November 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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.

November 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

DPS to investigate CPS failure to probe 6,000 child abuse reports

PHOENIX — The state's top police agency is ready to investigate how 6,000 reports of child abuse over four years fell through the cracks.

November 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer rejects call for special session over ignored child abuse complaints

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday rejected calls by some Democrats for a special legislative session to give more cash to the beleaguered Child Protective Services.

November 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

CPS ignored 6,000 child abuse reports, leaving kids at risk

PHOENIX — Almost one of every 12 child-abuse complaints reported to CPS since January was not investigated.

November 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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.

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