Quality assurance staff reportedly prevented CPS cases from being investigated
Some Child Protective Services workers believed to have been involved in preventing thousands of abuse reports from being investigated also took part in a new quality assurance review of the cases in recent weeks.
CPS forum – Messages offer a ray of hope that could lead to reforms
Speakers at a Dec. 3 CPS Community Forum stepped to the microphone three minutes at a time for two hours to deliver old news: Foster parents get no respect, caseworkers are overworked and underpaid, and the Legislature is tight-fisted.
Authorities search for new ideas in the face of an ongoing crisis
Some lawmakers say Child Protective Services needs more money. Others say it should become its own agency, separate from the Department of Economic Security. Another cautions against “reactionary legislation” that won’t really solve anything.
History repeats itself at CPS
Ten years ago this week, Arizona lawmakers were on the verge of approving a law to strengthen Child Protective Services and ensure the agency investigates all cases of neglect and abuse.
AG: Agencies can’t charge to inspect records
A new opinion from the Arizona Attorney General says public agencies can’t charge a copying fee if a person just wants to review records at the agency’s office.
Family members react emotionally to ruling on firefighter deaths
An Arizona commission linked the state’s Forestry Division to the deaths last summer of 19 wild land firefighters, issuing the ruling after its investigative agency reported on its probe and recommended financial penalties.
Forum on CPS hears of more holes in child network
Arizona’s child welfare safety net has many more holes than were made evident by recent revelations of ignored child abuse and neglect reports, speakers said Tuesday night at a forum on reforming Child Protective Services.
Department of Administration lifts stay of mental health contract
The Arizona Department of Administration lifted a stay that had halted a multibillion-dollar contract for behavioral health services in Maricopa County, following a recommendation by an administrative law judge.
Arizona official: 5 CPS staffers placed on leave
A state official says five senior staffers in the state’s troubled child welfare agency have been placed on leave.
Governor gives vote of confidence to DES director
Gov. Jan Brewer voiced her confidence in DES Director Clarence Carter today as she announced a special team to oversee the investigation of thousands of child abuse cases CPS disregarded under his watch.
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