McCune Davis commends colleagues, governor for collaborating to create Department of Child Safety
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Debbie McCune Davis, D-Phoenix (District 30), issued this statement after the Arizona Legislature passed bills to create and fund the new Department of Child Safety.
“The legislation we passed today was created through the collaboration of a dedicated workgroup. I felt privileged to be a part of this group and to contribute to the development of the new Department of Child Safety.
“During this collaboration, I was often reminded that children do not get to choose their parents. It became clear that when parents are not able to protect and provide for their children, the state has a moral obligation to provide a safety net. This sentiment influenced the work we did preparing this legislation.
“I wish to acknowledge the governor for making child safety a priority. Also, I would like to commend my colleagues for participating in a bipartisan and collaborative process, which always brings the best outcomes for Arizona. It is my hope that the newly created Department of Child Safety will embrace this spirit of collaboration as the work to protect the state’s most vulnerable children and families continues.”