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CPS is an incredibly powerful but notoriously secretive, unresponsive, and opaque bureaucracy. Of course it's broken. For governmental agencies, functionality rises in direct proportion to transparency. And secrecy multiplied by public and journalistic complacency equals tyranny. The equation really is that simple. Read more»

Gov. Jan Brewer addresses a news conference Monday at which she announced an eight-member panel to provide independent oversight of Child Protective Services’ review of 6,000 cases that went uninvestigated.

Gov. Jan Brewer has created an independent panel to oversee Child Protective Services staff reviewing 6,000 reports of child abuse and neglect that weren’t investigated. Read more»

Arizona Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter told a House Ways and Means subcommittee that the lack of a cohesive objective among the many social service programs hinders their efficiency.

The director of Arizona’s Department of Economic Security told a House subcommittee Wednesday that money’s not the problem when it comes to the welfare system – the system is. Read more»