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  • Charles Flanagan, director of the Division of Child Safety and Family Services speaks during a press briefing on the plan to create a new child-welfare agency in the executive tower at the Arizona state capitol in Phoenix on Thursday, May 22, 2014. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Wallace)

    Arizona leaders take on child welfare overhaul

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday called the state Legislature into special session to debate and enact her proposal for overhauling the state's troubled child welfare agency.


  • This Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 photo shows Charles Flanagan, director of the newly established Division of Child Safety and Family Services. On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Flanagan announced the firing of five senior employees who orchestrated a plan that led to more than 6,500 abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    6 fired for closing Arizona child abuse reports

    Five senior Arizona child welfare employees were fired for orchestrating a plan that led to more than 6,500 Arizona child abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations, officials said.


  • This Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 photo shows Charles Flanagan, director of the newly established Division of Child Safety and Family Services. On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Flanagan announced the firing of five senior employees who orchestrated a plan that led to more than 6,500 abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    6 fired for closing Arizona child abuse reports

    Five senior Arizona child welfare employees were fired Wednesday for orchestrating a plan that led to more than 6,500 Arizona child abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations, officials said.


  • Family turmoil surrounded child found starving

    Sudden movements or noises, like the sound of a shutting door, make the 5-year-old boy jump.


  • Wash. to pay $8M to 6 siblings to settle lawsuit

    Washington state has agreed to pay a combined $8 million to settle a lawsuit filed by six King County siblings who said they were abused and neglected in the care of a family friend while the state failed to properly investigate more than a dozen separate tips.


  • Official: Teen didn't know she was pregnant

    A Child Protective Services caseworker has testified that a 16-year-old girl accused of putting her newborn in a Houston trash bin this week didn't know she was pregnant and thought the baby was dead after giving birth in a bathtub.


  • State looks closer at Child Protective Services

    Mistakes made by Child Protective Services caseworkers contributed to the deaths of two children and the serious injury of another during the past year, according to state records.


  • FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announces her plan to end the current Child Protective Services agency by executive order during her State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. An independent team named by Gov. Brewer to review the state's troubled child welfare agency on Friday Jan. 31, 2014, called for a top-to-bottom overhaul of the department to focus it purely on child safety.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    Report: Arizona child welfare needs full overhaul

    An independent team named by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to review the state's troubled child welfare agency on Friday called for a top-to-bottom overhaul of the department to focus it purely on child safety.


  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer gestures during her State of the State address in the Arizona House of Representatives at the Arizona Capitol Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Phoenix.  The Republican governor used her annual State of the State address to focus on overhauling a troubled child welfare agency, boosting the economy and changing the way schools are funded. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    385 kids removed from Ariz. homes in ignored cases

    Nearly 400 children have been removed from Arizona homes identified through thousands of child abuse and neglect reports that were ignored in recent years, according to new figures released by a special team created by Gov. Jan Brewer after the reports came to light in November.


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