Abuse deaths on CPS’ watch rise
Number of deaths in 2011 highest in 6-year period.
While the number of child fatalities in Arizona has decreased significantly over the past six years, the number of deaths due to maltreatment edged up last year. Still, the number of maltreatment-death cases in which Child Protective Services had been actively investigating or had previous involvement nearly doubled from 2010 to 2011. The statistics were contained in a statewide review of child fatalities released Tuesday.