Tag: child protective services

Governor Brewer Calls a Special Session for CPS

| May 26, 2014
Governor Brewer Calls a Special Session for CPS

“It has fallen to us, in our time, to undo damage that was a long time in the making, and to begin the hard but necessary task of building a better future for ourselves and our children.” These words, delivered by President Reagan in 1983, are relevant now more than ever for Arizona, as we […]

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Arizona Daily Sun: Why Prevention is Best When it come to Tackling Child Abuse

| April 10, 2014
Arizona Daily Sun: Why Prevention is Best When it come to Tackling Child Abuse

The Arizona Daily Sun released an article reporting their finding on the Child Protection Services (CPS) maltreatment reports from the past few years. Schindler and Shapiro note, prevention programs are much cheaper than coping with the costs of abuse and neglect.

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Lawmaker Targets Early Childhood Education Money to Fund CPS

| January 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lawmaker Targets Early Childhood Education Money to Fund CPS

A senior Republican legislator wants to use tobacco-tax dollars to help fund the embattled Child Protective Services, which was recently rocked by revelations that it ignored more than 6,000 cases of abuse and neglect over several years. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, is wading into a big fight. He is not proposing a new revenue source, but is instead targeting the funds of the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board, also known as First Things First.

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CPS Needs Fixing: Here are Five Key Actions To Take

| December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
CPS Needs Fixing: Here are Five Key Actions To Take

When children are at risk, we all have two basic responsibilities: We’ve got to strengthen families, so we can prevent abuse or neglect whenever possible. And, when abuse or neglect happens, we must take swift but thoughtful actions that give kids the best possible chance to grow up in a safe and loving permanent family.

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Child Protective Services Forum

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Child Protective Services Forum

At least 16,000 children are falling through the cracks at Child Protective Services. Members of the Legislative Child Protective Services (CPS) Oversight Committee will be listening to audience suggestions to improve CPS and better protect abused and neglected children. No RSVP needed. Join in, Tuesday, December 3rd.

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