PHOENIX — A team assigned to review nearly 6,600 child abuse and neglect
reports that weren’t investigated by Arizona child welfare officials says all of
the cases have been assigned to investigators.
The so-called CARE team named on Dec. 2 by Gov. Jan Brewer provided the latest
update late Monday.
It said more than 10,000 children identified in the reports have been seen
and all 6,596 ignored cases have had a response.
Brewer removed the state’s Child Protective Services department from its parent
agency and set up a new cabinet-level department to handle child welfare. The
CARE team is led by Charles Flanagan, the new department’s director.
The governor said in a statement she’s proud of the team’s work.