Part 2 of Shocking things about Arizona CPS!
Hopefully for Arizona, a new administration with a Governor professing his commitment to protecting children as a top priority, can bring about sweeping changes for these devastated children and families. Already the new Governor has fired the former head of DCS appointed by former Governor Jan Brewer, and a new team is being put in place. These people can easily distance themselves from such an unscrupulous agency and atrocious past, but not if they fail to learn from its history. What may be the most enlightening investigation on Arizona’s CPS history comes From Lifting the Veil: Examining the Child Welfare, Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Systems. It provides a critical analysis of issues of concern to those seeking meaningful reforms of the child welfare and foster care systems.
Here are some shocking and challenging things you will find:
– A letter written to Arizona legislators describing chronic mismanagement and underfunding in the department. This letter was written 51 years ago.