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Flanagan defends his leadership at Dept of Child Safety (access required)

Former Department of Child Safety Director Charles Flanagan was fired by Gov. Doug Ducey on Feb. 10. He defended his time leading the agency, and said child safety was always his top priority. (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times)

Fired Department of Child Safety director Charles Flanagan defended himself against allegations his process of getting through a backlog of cases was dangerous to abused children, and said he’s speaking out for the first time since his firing to defend the record of his administration and DCS employees who have been smeared by recent news reports based on allegations from Greg McKay, the newly appointed director of the agency.

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Proposals for fixing CPS emerge (access required)

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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.

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