foster care, diploma, graduation, Center for the Rights of Abused Children
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.

child abuse, neglect, deaths, DCS
Feb 17, 2023

Child fatalities: We deserve an answer

In Arizona, 46% of abuse and neglect deaths involved a prior history with the state’s child welfare agency. Arizona Senate Bill 1252, championed by Sen. Janae Shamp, R-Surprise, recognizes these deaths are preventable, and we desperately need to chart a path toward change that will ultimately save lives. 

disabilities, abuse, elderly, vulnerable, healthcare worker helping elderly man
Jul 14, 2022

Panel aims to protect vulnerable adults

Nearly four years after a disabled woman in a vegetative state gave birth to a baby at a Hacienda HealthCare facility, a House committee is touting its efforts to ensure that Arizona’s vulnerable adults will be protected.  

Feb 8, 2016

Child Safety agency pushes for new way of measuring case backlog

The Department of Child Safety has been judged since its creation by the number of cases it has left behind, but now agency leaders are asking to be monitored by a new metric.