Number Of Child Abuse Investigations Down In Arizona

Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 3:19pm
Updated: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 3:28pm
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Mary Jo Pitzl

In 2013, it came to light that more than 6,000 reports of child abuse and neglect had been set aside — marked as “not investigated.”

Today, the number of investigations is down over the last year, even as the number of calls coming into Arizona’s child-abuse hotline stays steady.

That’s according to a new report from The Arizona Republic, and for more on this we’re joined now by Mary Jo Pitzl, who covers the Arizona Department of Child Safety for The Republic.

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