Report outlines plan for complete overhaul of Arizona child welfare agency after missteps

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Brewer also wants nearly $10 million more right away for emergency child placement in group homes and other settings and family support services such as parenting skill training and foster-care recruitment. The Legislature has delayed providing those funds, with Senate President Andy Biggs saying earlier this week that the request might wait until the next budget year.

The extra funding is in addition to a $74 million request for the budget year that starts July 1. That request will pay for the agency reorganization, increased staff and other items such as a down-payment on a new computer system.

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