Isa and Iggy are two of the cutest pups you'll ever meet — maybe a mix of pug/boxer or some-such.
FosterEd aims to assist the thousands of children in foster-care situations by using advocates to guide them through their educational needs.
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.
Cookies were uneaten, brochures went untouched Saturday at an open house for potential foster parents, but the lack of attendance didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of Nancy and Steve Boccardo, who waited patiently to speak with anyone interested in the program.
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.
The 10th annual March for Children, which helps bring awareness to the issue of child abuse and highlights the local agencies and individuals that work to keep children safe, and the Casa de los Niños family fiesta drew about 2,000 people to Reid Park Sunday morning.
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 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.
PHOENIX — A veteran state lawmaker wants voters to siphon cash away from a program for early-childhood development and redirect it to help fund services for foster children and the families that care for them.
PHOENIX — Arizonans looking for ways to divert some of what they owe the state to other causes have a new option this year: foster care.
Erica Baxter was nervous when she showed up at the low-income apartment complex in Oracle. Barely 18 and a high-school dropout, she’d spent her childhood bouncing between group home placements and various relatives scattered across Arizona. She felt alone and desperate for a place of her own.
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.
While strung out on heroin, Anne Bissell spent hours, sometimes days, passed out in the bathroom or bedroom.
Pat Hatley wants to keep his small family together — but as a homeless dad, he worries every day that he might lose custody of his 10-year-old boy.
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.
On top of whatever problems made them wards of the state, kids placed in foster care are twice as likely to drop out of school or be held back a grade as their peers.
"Education is the one thing people can't take away from you," says Judge Jane Butler of Pima County Juvenile Court. The court will be working with a new organization, FosterEd, to help foster children be successful in the classroom.
The number of children in foster care has increased by 33 percent in Pima County in the last year, leaving a "woefully and sadly inadequate" network to take care of them.