PHOENIX (AP) - The head of a newly appointed team tasked with
investigating more than 6,500 ignored child abuse and neglect says about
one-sixth of them had a subsequent report that led to action by the
state's child welfare agency.
A review done by the so-called CARE team led by Charles Flanagan
began about two weeks ago. He told the Arizona Legislature's child
protective services oversight committee Monday that 12 law enforcement
agencies across the state are now helping find children that might be at
More than 175 Child Protective Services workers are assigned at least part-time to the team.
A separate Arizona Department of Public Safety investigation is
looking at how and why the reports weren't investigated. DPS Director
Robert Halliday says he doesn't know when it will be complete.