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Updated Jan 16, 2014 - 6:15 pm

Latest AZ abuse report update shows 6,378 assigned

PHOENIX — A new team assigned to review more than 6,500 child abuse and
neglect reports that weren’t investigated by Arizona child welfare officials
says they’ve now assigned nearly 6,400 of those cases to investigators.

The so-called CARE team named on Dec. 2 by Gov. Jan Brewer provided the latest
update Thursday.

It said more than 4,000 children identified in the reports now have been seen
and almost 3,300 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 Nov. 21.

Brewer removed the state’s Child Protective Services department from its parent
agency on Monday and set up a new cabinet-level department to handle child
welfare.

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