Monday, September 1st, 2014

Arizona Child Abuse Case
 Has 6,000 Cases Assigned To Investigators

A new team assigned to review more than 6500 child abuse and neglect reports that were not investigated by Arizona child welfare officials says they have now assigned nearly 6,000 of those cases to investigators. The so-called CARE team named on December 2nd 2013 by Governor Jan Brewer provided the latest update Monday. It said more than 3300 children identified in the reports now have been seen and almost 2900 cases have had a response. The team is led by the head of the state's Juvenile Corrections department, Charles Flanagan. Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter revealed the uninvestigated reports called into a hotline on November 21st 2013. Carter has placed five senior Child Protective Services workers on administrative leave while an investigation is underway on how the cases were illegally closed.

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