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An independent team named by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to review the state's troubled child welfare agency on Friday called for a top-to-bottom overhaul of the department to focus it purely on child safety.
A special team named to find out what led to 6,554 cases of child abuse going uninvestigated concluded Friday there was a “systemic failure, a lack of accountability and transparency and bad decision making,” requiring a total revamp of how Arizona handles child welfare.
State lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to additional funds for the state's new child welfare agency, but not before Democrats took shots at Gov. Jan Brewer for focusing more on treating the symptoms rather than the problem.
A Senate panel voted Tuesday for an immediate cash infusion for the state's troubled child welfare agency.
Can Flanagan help fix state’s Division of Child Safety and Family?
Darrell Hargis did volunteer work at Helen's Hope Chest, Mesa United Way's free clothing "store" for foster children, for about a year until a change in his employment schedule forced him to withdraw. But he and his wife still find ways to help, mainly by searching garage sales on weekends for the highest-demand items at Helen's.
A veteran state lawmaker wants voters to siphon cash away from a program for early childhood development to instead help fund services for foster children and the families that care for them.
In a year so rich with captivating cinema, it feels almost criminal to try and narrow it down to a mere 10 favorites.
Arizonans looking for ways to divert some of what they owe the state to other causes have a new option this year: foster care.
Two years ago, following the murders of two kids who’d been “on the radar” of local police and Child Protective Services, Gov. Jan Brewer ordered the establishment of the Arizona Child Safety Task Force to examine the state’s current policies and practices when it comes to protecting children.
There are very few holidays simultaneously as warm and cold as Christmas. If the multitudes of Christmas specials that pockmark the screen are any indication, this time of year is about families engaging in the little traditions like opening that one present on Christmas Eve or holding a holiday dance party. They end up forging memories that remain lodged in the mind to reappear 10 or 15 or 20 or more years down the line.
Adilynn Shook hasn’t even reached seven months of life yet, but the small child with multiple wires wrapped around her body has gone through far more medical procedures than many adults will experience in their entire lives. But despite all the tests, surgeries, checkups and symptoms which will continue to arise throughout her life, the perpetually sick child rarely loses her energy and a sweet smile that lightens the soul.
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.
“Who is the kid who thinks he is the fastest 6-year-old in the nation?” Scott Hembree asked his son, Cyrus, this week.
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 — 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.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Maybe ten times a week, someone calls Steve Lazicki looking to get rid of a parrot.
Taylor Christensen is an Arizona State student who started volunteering at Helen’s Hope Chest in September as part of her service-learning project. She wasn’t sure what to expect when she started working at the free clothing “store” for foster children. But after a few weeks working with foster families and children she decided to share her experience through Mesa United Way’s “Faces of Need — and Hope” project:
WASHINGTON — Some schools are letting kids with live lice in their hair back in the classroom, a less restrictive policy that has parents scratching their heads.
Comic book movies are increasingly, like Sandra Bullock in "Gravity," lost in space.
Landscaping is a large part of curb appeal. And sellers should keep in mind that curb appeal is important to most buyers, a 2013 National Association of Realtors survey found.
The recent re-opening of a facility completed a recent revamping of three facilities for Rise Services, including one in Mesa.