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.
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.
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.
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.
CPS workers close out thousands of cases before they are investigated
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.