CPS needs outside eyes to help develop reforms

President Biggs

President Biggs

Our View: Andy Biggs’ bill should win quick approval

By Editorial board The Republic | azcentral.com Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:32 PM

Senate President Andy Biggs is pushing a bill to bring in outside experts to review Arizona’s child-welfare system. It’s a good idea that won unanimous approval from the Senate Health and Human Services Committee last week. Today, it should pass the Senate Appropriations Committee.

It makes sense to spend $250,000 on a fresh look at the long-troubled agency that is now called the Division of Child Safety and Family Services. National experts who specialize in this field can compare what Arizona is doing to best practices from around the country.

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