STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix (District 24), released this statement regarding reports that confidential documents from Child Protective Services were discovered in a Phoenix alley.
“This news underscores the need for new leadership in the Department of Economic Security. We have seen children failed by Child Protective Services, time and time again. I have no confidence in DES Director Clarence Carter. I don’t believe he has the ability to appropriately address this newest issue, nor do I have faith that he can steer CPS through the crisis it is facing involving 6,000 unexamined reports of child abuse and neglect. Clearly, it is time for Director Carter to resign and for the governor to appoint someone with the experience and credibility needed to correct the damage done to this agency. We have an obligation to protect Arizona’s most vulnerable kids.”