I have previously noted the outstanding reporting done by the Arizona Daily Star on child welfare. A comprehensive three-part series looked at how to fix child welfare in that state – and what they found turns out to be how to fix child welfare everywhere.
The Star is promising to continue following the issue, starting with this excellent editorial.
But not everyone has gotten the message. There is a bill pending in the Arizona Legislature that would set back reform efforts that have barely begun. The latest version of the bill is not as bad as the original, but it’s still harmful. NCCPR has an op-ed column in the Star, and an in-depth analysis of both bills.