TAKE ACTION: Tell Governor Brewer to REALLY Fix CPS
It was reported yesterday that 6,000 calls for help to Child Protective Services have gone uninvestigated. That means that the safety of more than 6,000 children at risk of being assaulted and neglected is unknown. This is an outrage.
Add to those 6,000 uninvestigated cases more than 10,000 existing cases that haven’t been managed in 60 days or more. That means that many more children than can fit in the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum are known to potentially be at risk but no one has come to their aid.
Clarence Carter, the Director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security, was hired by Governor Brewer nearly three years ago to fix a system that was flawed back then. Sadly, the situation has gone from bad to worse. Now it’s time to hold Governor Brewer accountable.
Children’s Action Alliance delivered this letter to Governor Brewer this afternoon urging her to set up an independent crisis team of child welfare experts to manage the immediate emergency and to restructure operations for the coming months.
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