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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 03:15 PM Dec 2013

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer attacked for neglecting to investigate over 6,000 reports of child abuse

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) is being criticized for ignoring thousands of child abuse and reports of neglect.

According to the “Child Protective Services Reform: Building a Better Arizona” website hosted on the governor’s official page, “Brewer has made improvements to the state’s child protective services (CPS) system a priority. The Governor has declared the CPS system in Arizona must promote and prioritize the safety of children and inspire public confidence.”

In her 2013 State of the State address, Brewer claimed she would hire an additional 150 Child Protective Service employees and improve the department “by overhauling the hotline system so the most urgent calls are directed for faster response; by streamlining the hiring process to ensure every available caseworker position is filled; and by cutting paperwork burdens so caseworkers spend more time checking up on children.”

But according to Clarence Carter, Brewer’s hand-selected director of the Department of Economic Security, which oversees Child Protective Services, the “overhauling” mostly consisted of closing 6,000 cases filed since 2009 without investigating them.


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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer attacked for neglecting to investigate over 6,000 reports of child abuse (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2013 OP
Brewer only cares about them before they are born. OffWithTheirHeads Dec 2013 #1
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