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Za' Naya Flores

Josh Brodesky: CPS covered up tragic fact: Za' Naya could have been saved

This might be the saddest CPS story I have ever told. Considering how many tragedies we've seen over the years with Child Protective Services, that's really saying something.

September 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Josh Brodesky: 'SWAT' team formed to protect abused Tucson kids failed them instead

Josh Brodesky: 'SWAT' team formed to protect abused Tucson kids failed them instead

Case file on Za' Naya Flores. The CPS SWAT team in Pima County picked up Za' Naya's case on Dec. 12, 2011, exactly one month before she died.

July 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Josh Brodesky: SWAT team formed to protect abused Tucson kids failed them instead

Josh Brodesky: SWAT team formed to protect abused Tucson kids failed them instead

Child Protective Services had a backlog of nearly 10,000 unfinished cases by the time it kicked off its SWAT program to respond to the overload.

July 29, 2012 12:00 am

Josh Brodesky: It's hard to see what could drain the fetid morass that we call CPS

Joy Spencer-Austin was supposed to be the last line of defense for at-risk kids in troubled homes.

July 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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