Arizona's new Department of Child Safety has been formed through a pair of bills passed by the Legislature in a special session, and signed by Governor Jan Brewer.The outline of the agency proposed last week by Brewer at the cost of $60 million is essentially what was created by legislators, with a ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer has called a special session of the legislature to deal with the creation of the Department of Child Safety, which is replacing Child Protective Services.Brewer made the announcement today, and also released the details of her bill to reform CPS.
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 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 state legislators who serve on the Child Protective Services Oversight Committee will take suggestions from the public tonight at a forum in Phoenix.The Children's Action Alliance and about a dozen other groups are hosting the forum, which is billed as an opportunity "for community members to sh ... 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 >>
The Roosevelt School Board unanimously adopted a resolution on Tuesday to "communicate forcefully to Sheriff [Joe] Arpaio that his immigration and school safety patrols are not welcome in south Phoenix." The measure is meant to assuage the fears of area parents who don't want Arpaio's non-police vo ... More >>
Arizona House Minority Leader, Democrat Chad Campbell, has offered up some legislative proposals that are supposed to target gun violence -- one of the few plans we've heard of around here that doesn't include more guns.As a whole, his plan's chance of becoming law is zero percent, but let's get an ... More >>
To the credit of the Arizona House Minority Leader, Democrat Chad Campbell, he unveiled a pretty wide-ranging plan to change laws related to school safety, mental health, and guns.Unfortunately for Campbell, he's in the blood-red legislature in Arizona, so let's just say it's the thought that counts ... More >>
Fagala-phobic abortion bully Trent Franks today introduced a bill into Congress that, if it becomes law, would dictate when people in Washington D.C. are allowed to end a pregnancy.Franks, just to be clear, is a congressman from Arizona -- but that's not stopping him from playing morality cop in ... More >>
County Attorney Bill Montgomery and other child welfare experts have been pegged with the task of figuring out how to fix Child Protective Services. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced today the members of a task force she's organized to review the state's child-safety policies following a rece ... More >>
www.last2pics.comYee-hawFor a state that recently became only the second state in the entire country to pass a law that names an official state gun, it shouldn't come as much of a shock that Arizona scored a whopping zero points on this year's Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence annual scoreca ... More >>
Joe ForkanArizona, kicking ass? We really couldn't believe it either.Yet that's the word from Richard Wexler, executive director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, who's long been an outspoken critic of Child Protective Services here. We've gotten to know Wexler in the c ... More >>
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Governor Napolitano made CPS reform a top priority. But it's been a tough four years
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Letters from the issue of Thursday, May 12, 2005
Secrecy at CPS must change before real reform of this broken agency can begin
Arizona's child welfare system is perpetually in disarray. Now, Governor Janet Napolitano wants to save the children. But can anyone sort out this political and financial mess?
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a documented history of abusing his power to destroy enemies. Now he's at it again.
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