Don’t be Fooled by the Claims That Prop 122 Will Protect Children – It Won’t.

| October 22, 2014

Prop 122 supporters are using children for political games. Contrary to their claims, Prop 122 does nothing to keep kids safe or find loving homes for abused and neglected children.

Prop 122 will NOT allow CPS or the new Department of Child Safety (DCS) to release more individual child abuse case records to the public. The responsibility for transparency is in Arizona’s hands. We should hold the Governor, state legislature and DCS accountable for building open communication that doesn’t endanger individual children.

The Arizona state legislature put Prop 122 on the ballot, telling Arizona voters they should blame federal laws for Arizona’s budget problems. This is far from the truth for child safety. Our federal taxes provide millions of dollars in critical funding to help Arizona respond to children who have been abused or neglected. The CPS crisis was created because of Arizona’s many years of poor management, understaffing, and underfunding — not because of the federal government.

When it comes to child abuse and neglect, Arizona has real problems. Fixing them starts with holding DCS, the legislature and the Governor accountable, not pointing fingers at someone else. Proposition 122 is a dangerous distraction to the real work Arizona needs to sustain our new commitment to child safety.

This information was provided by Children’s Action Alliance.

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