News Update!!: Arizona: Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer abolishes Child Protective Services.
Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer announced during her State of the State address on Monday that she signed an executive order abolishing the Child Protective Services agency and will be replacing it with a stand alone and cabinet level agency reportedly run by Charles Flanagan.
“It breaks my heart and makes me angry. Enough with uninvestigated reports of abuse and neglect. Enough with the lack of transparency. And enough with the excuses,” said Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer.
This announcement reportedly came about 20 minutes into her State of the State address.
According to information from the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections website, Charles Flanagan was appointed by Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer as the Director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (A.D.J.C.) and prior to this assignment, Charles Flanagan served as the Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Corrections (A.D.C.).
Charles Flanagan headed up the independent Child Advocate Response Examination (C.A.R.E.) review team created by Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer to look into thousands of uninvestigated child abuse reports.
Child Protective Services has been coming under fire in recent months for ignoring more than 6,500 reports of child abuse and neglect.
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