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The embattled director of the Department of Economic Security said Tuesday that his agency has been telling the governor, lawmakers and everyone else for years that some complaints of child abuse were not being investigated.
A man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and attempted child abuse in the 2010 death of his girlfriend's young son in Mesa.
Gov. Jan Brewer is willing to give Clarence Carter the benefit of the doubt about his culpability in more than 6,500 complaints of child abuse going uninvestigated — at least for the time being.
Gov. Jan Brewer is weighing whether the troubled Child Protective Services needs to be split into a separate agency headed by someone who reports directly to her.
Mesa police say the mother's boyfriend has been arrested in the death of a 14-year-old girl whose body was found in a dumpster last week.
Hundreds of parents, foster parents, current and former Child Protective Services (CPS) employees and child advocates showed up Tuesday night when the public had a chance to offer constructive ideas to five members of the CPS Oversight Committee.
Saying Child Protective Services has been “hiding or not disclosing” information, Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday a special panel of current and former legislators and outsiders to take a closer look at the agency.
Gov. Jan Brewer answers questions on exactly how a new team will oversee the operations of Child Protective Services and how that dovetails in with the work already being done to figure out how more than 6,500 reports of child abuse went uninvestigated [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
The president of the state Senate is blasting a request for lots more money for Child Protective Services, saying the agency may have wasted the funds restored to it in the last two years.
I can’t imagine being a Child Protective Services caseworker. But I can imagine why most of those men and women went into those jobs: an idealistic view that their work could make a difference in children’s lives, maybe save some kids from horrible fates, maybe find ways to change a dysfunctional family into a loving one.
Does anyone even care that 6,000 cases of reported neglect and abuse went un-investigated by Child Protective Services Special Welfare Assessment Team at the Arizona Department of Economic Security?
PHOENIX — Saying legislation is better than a voter initiative, the No. 2 Democrat in the state House wants colleagues to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
PHOENIX — A plan by the Department of Economic Security to deal with a backlog of 6,000 uninvestigated child abuse complaints is getting panned by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.
PHOENIX – The state's top police agency is ready to investigate how 6,000 reports of child abuse over four years fell through the cracks.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday rejected calls by some Democrats for a special legislative session to give more cash to the beleaguered Child Protective Services.
PHOENIX — Close to one out of every 12 complaints of child abuse since January were not investigated because Child Protective Services workers simply decided, based on the information from a phone call, that they were not important enough to follow through.
Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter responds Thursday to a series of questions from members of a special legislative panel about complaints of child abuse to his agency that were not investigated. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
A former assistant Tempe High School band instructor accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student has pleaded guilty.
A snap decision outside of some Mesa convenience stores resulted in tough lessons for 10 shoppers during a recent police operation.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — David Hall was afraid of his own son. They were getting into violent, physical fights requiring police intervention. Fearing the teen would end up in juvenile detention, Hall had his son hauled away in handcuffs and shackles to a southern New Mexico ranch for troubled youths.
A 21-year-old woman is in custody Friday morning on suspicion of child abuse and unlawful imprisonment.
A 16-year-old girl has been arrested and booked into jail after she allegedly abandoned her newborn baby in a shed on Sunday. The teen, who has not been identified by authorities due to her age, faces charges of attempted murder and child abuse.
A 16-year-old girl has been arrested and booked into jail after she allegedly abandoned her newborn baby in a shed on Sunday.
Being a kid can be tough. Add a bully to the mix, and being a kid can become unbearable.
A Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman says Vu Quang Tran and Siobhan Grogan entered their pleas Monday.