Arizona's alarm bells are ringing about children falling through the cracks of a system that is supposed to safeguard them. This time, it is the failure of the state's Children Protective Services to investigate over 6,000 reports of child abuse.
A new report published in the "American Political Science Review" has two scholars arguing after looking at decades of data across the country that state legislatures actually end up taking more action to benefit rural rather than more urban areas.
PHOENIX (AP) — A new team assigned to review more than 6,500 child abuse and neglect reports that were not investigated by Arizona child welfare officials said they have now assigned more than 1,700 of those cases to investigators.
Gov. Jan Brewer is starting to become annoyed with what she calls the "Monday Morning Quarterbacking" she said is taking place over the more than 6,000 cases of child abuse Child Protective Services failed to investigate. Still, she said she understands the public outrage over the issue.