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Soon judges, not Arizona Department of Child Safety alone, could decide when to take children from families

In a move that could slash the large number of children separated from their parents in Arizona, the state's Department of Child Safety is developing a plan that would force caseworkers to seek a judge's order before removing children in most cases.

 

...While that ruling led San Joaquin County to start requiring warrants, other California counties and other states covered by 9th Circuit Court decisions, which includes Arizona, mostly have only made changes when they, too, have been sued — even though the standard under federal law is clear, said Shawn McMillan, an attorney in San Diego.

 

... Read more at the azcontral.com

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