Arizona lawmakers approved a $9.2 billion budget yesterday.The budget, which still needs Governor Jan Brewer's approval, shaved off roughly $25 million from Brewer's proposal for Child Protective Services spending for next year. Between the scandal of thousands of cases ignored at CPS, and the growi ... More >>
The team Governor Jan Brewer assigned to process and review the thousands of cases ignored by Child Protective Services reports that the root cause of the failure is that "demand exceeds capacity."The "CARE Team" led by Charles Flanagan -- who's since been tasked with running the new agency that inc ... More >>
The team tasked with reviewing the 6,500-plus "not investigated" cases at Child Protective Services says nearly 400 children involved in those cases have been removed from their homes.Although these children would have been removed from their homes sooner had these cases not been shelved at CPS, tho ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer said yesterday that she signed an executive order to get rid of Child Protective Services "as we know it."Today, Brewer's office released a document that attempts to explain why CPS 2.0 and the Division of Child Safety and Family Services are improvements over the previous CPS sy ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer says she has signed an executive order that "abolishes [Child Protective Services] as we know it."Brewer made the announcement this afternoon, in her final state of the state speech.
The head of the team tasked with watching and helping Child Protective Services process more than 6,500 ignored cases says 119 cases that were previously sitting on the shelf actually necessitated an "immediate response."Charles Flanagan, the director of Arizona's juvenile corrections, who's been as ... More >>
With another day comes another promise that something is going to be done about the thousands of ignored child-abuse and neglect allegations phoned in to Child Protective Services over the last few years.Governor Jan Brewer held a press conference this morning to explain her plan to deal with the cr ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer's office has announced an interim replacement for Arizona Department of Correction's chief Dora Schriro, naming corrections veteran Charles Ryan to the post of Interim Director and appointing Charles Flanagan as Ryan's Interim Deputy. You can read the full press release below thi ... More >>