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Resource ID: #22518
Subject: Children
Source: KNXV-TV (Phoenix)
Date: 2/20/05; 2/24/05; 11/25/05; Mar. 2; Apr. 4



Arizona Child Protection Services is the state agency charged with protecting abused and neglected children. Until a new law took affect in 2005, CPS workers were not required to have background checks. A number of CPS caseworkers had criminal backgrounds and couldn't pass the checks. Unsure what to do, CPS didn't fire those workers and the situation remains.

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