By Gregory McKay, Director, Arizona Department of Child Safety
Protecting more children with the resources we already have. Is it possible? Yes, it is. We all agree that Arizona’s children deserve our very best. So, first, let me be very clear – there was no truth to the August 17, 2016 editorial, “Streamlining foster care is government speak for cutting services.” The Department of Child Safety (DCS) has not, and will not, cut services to children and families. The number of services is growing, as is our capacity to deliver them. And thanks to new efficiencies, these services will be provided at a significantly lower cost to the taxpayer.