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JLBC members question McKay’s absence

Greg McKay was announced Feb. 10 by Gov. Doug Ducey as the new director of the Arizona Department of 
Child Safety, (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times)

Joint Legislative Budget Committee members questioned why they were hearing from Michael Dellner, operations chief at the Department of Child Safety, rather than Greg McKay, the agency’s director, since the Dec. 15 meeting had been on the calendar for weeks.

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Hundreds of millions of dollars later, child safety programs plagued by the same problems (access required)

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A decade ago, a team of auditors embedded themselves in the agency charged with protecting Arizona’s children and found that some reports of child abuse or neglect weren’t properly investigated. Other cases lacked the relevant information necessary to ensure children’s safety. Ten years, hundreds of millions of dollars and a new agency later, the problems that plague the Department of Child Safety echo those that caseworkers faced a decade ago.

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