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Arizona agency under fire for ignoring child abuse allegations
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Child Protective Services
is under fire for failing to investigate 6,554 allegations of child abuse over the last five years.
Gov. Jan Brewer
(R) has convened a
Child Advocate Response Examination
team to determine why so many cases were marked "N.I." for "Not Investigated." Some 5,000 claims came through a hotline that she took credit for reorganizing, The New York Times reported.
Clarence H. Carter, the director of the
Department of Economic Security
, which oversees the child welfare agency, is facing calls to resign.
Get the Story:
Thousands of Ignored Abuse Allegations Plague Arizona Welfare Agency
(The New York Times 12/11)
Officer: CPS put children in danger
(The Arizona Republic 12/11)
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