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Feb 27, 2023

Stop holding children back

Only 40% of children in foster care in Arizona graduate on time. And that has real world implications for these young people, their future, and our communities. The solution? Ensure simple, administrative issues like paperwork and transportation don’t stand in the way of children in foster care getting the high-quality education they deserve.

May 29, 2015

Backlogs growing again at child safety agency, director says

The head of the state's child welfare agency wants to scrap laws and rules that require caseworkers to do a full investigation of every complaint of child neglect.

Dec 6, 2013

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.

Dec 6, 2013

History repeats itself with caseload woes 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.

Nov 25, 2013

‘Heartbreaking, unconscionable’

CPS workers close out thousands of cases before they are investigated

Dana Wolfe Naimark, president of the Children’s Action Alliance, speaks with reporters after addressing Democratic lawmakers on the needs of Arizona Child Protective Services. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Kirsten Adams)
Apr 2, 2013

New reports show Arizona CPS still struggling

Arizona's struggling child-welfare agency faces a continuing increase in its backload of cases while the number of caseworkers remains short of the state's own standards.