Tag: DCS

Steps for Becoming a Foster Parent

| September 30, 2018
Steps for Becoming a Foster Parent

The willingness of people like you to help Arizona’s children is part of what makes our State great! If you haven’t already done so, please watch the video on the Arizona Department of Child Safety’s website, which is part one of their five part video orientation.

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Free Conference in Prescott June 8: AZ Families Thrive

| May 20, 2018
Free Conference in Prescott June 8: AZ Families Thrive

The Arizona Department of Child Safety is hosting the 2018 Arizona Families Thrive Conference series at no charge to families. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from regionally and nationally recognized speakers who are subject matter experts in relevant topics.

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Free Conference in Prescott June 8: AZ Families Thrive

| May 13, 2018
Free Conference in Prescott June 8: AZ Families Thrive

The Arizona Department of Child Safety is hosting the 2018 Arizona Families Thrive Conference series at no charge to families. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from regionally and nationally recognized speakers who are subject matter experts in relevant topics.

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Harvard University taps DCS for Child Welfare Project

| June 4, 2017
Harvard University taps DCS for Child Welfare Project

The Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) will be getting some help from Harvard this year. The Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab (GPL) has selected DCS for its technical assistance program. As a result, Harvard will send a government innovation fellow to work with DCS on developing a strategy to deliver critical services to children and families.

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Donate to the Child Abuse Prevention Fund on your Taxes!

| February 25, 2017
Donate to the Child Abuse Prevention Fund on your Taxes!

On your Arizona tax form you will see a box that you can check for child abuse prevention. I know that those boxes can raise the question about how the money helps serve. Regional Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) councils across the state can help answer your questions.
The money goes toward the Department of Child Safety (DCS) in-home services program. When there is a struggle in a family, DCS responds to investigate. The service providers under this program bring intensive services into the home in order to maintain safety while promoting strengths and growth. This program allows children to stay with their family and avoid the traumatic, and costly, move into foster care.

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Progress by the Numbers at the Department of Child Safety

| July 18, 2016
Progress by the Numbers at the Department of Child Safety

The Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) continues to make measurable progress in turning around the once troubled agency, improving services that strengthen families and keep children safe.

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DCS Struggling or Successful?

| June 20, 2016
DCS Struggling or Successful?

The policymakers in Washington, D.C., have recognized an opportunity to better support at-risk children and their families…

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DCS Budget Request & Rules Process

| October 5, 2015
DCS Budget Request & Rules Process

Please read these two current Capital Times articles on updates from the DCS. Also, make sure to review the attached responding statement by Department of Child Safety Director Greg McKay and view the supporting documents regarding the recent Auditor General’s report of DCS.

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Children’s Action Alliance: A Look at the Department of Child Safety’s Budget Request for the Upcoming Year

| October 2, 2015
Children’s Action Alliance: A Look at the Department of Child Safety’s Budget Request for the Upcoming Year

The budget Governor Ducey signed for the current year in no way reflects the demands on the agency.  Now it is up to the Governor and DCS leadership to make the case that they can target the dollars requested effectively to turn the trends around and get the crisis under control. The top priority must be to safely reduce the skyrocketing growth in foster care which is overwhelming our system and unnecessarily traumatizing children.

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State Has Real Opportunity to Fix DCS

| August 16, 2015
State Has Real Opportunity to Fix DCS

The state legislature and Governor Ducey now have a chance to focus their leadership on three essential steps that can move this plan from words on a page to real life changes for children and families.

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