There are 17,000 ribbons tied on Jefferson Street between 7th and 16th Streets. Please tell your family, friends and co-workers to take a drive down Jefferson Street and reflect on the fact that each ribbon represent a child in foster care.
Message from the Director
Arizona will become the safest place in the country for children to grow and thrive.
As the Director of the Department of Child Safety, that is my goal.
There has never been a more exciting time to capitalize on the reservoir of goodwill of those who are anxiously awaiting an opportunity to serve those who are truly in need. DCS is proud to work with all Arizonans to navigate a course of shared accountability and engagement that includes government, public and private partners. The opportunities are endless, as the hearts and minds of deeply caring and innovative people will help drive this dream into reality.
Arizonans are all-too-familiar with this endeavor falling into confusion, ineffectiveness and a shortage of hope. But I commit to everyone that we are in a time of effective engagement in which lives will be enriched by our efforts to help the most vulnerable among us.
DCS is a forward-looking agency. We will remain alert to current challenges without forsaking optimism for a brighter future. This agency is marked by industriousness, enthusiasm and a passion to serve children and families in a way that overpowers those who do children harm. Our confidence, competence, integrity, and team spirit will influence skeptics to choose to be part of creative solutions that empower all.
Success is the peace of mind knowing we did the best of which we are capable of every day. Our purpose is fulfilled when we leave people better than the way we found them. From the smallest to the largest of tasks, DCS will ensure we are always at our best, because our best is always needed. Children, families and our entire community deserve nothing less.