What does DCS do in Arizona? The Arizona Department of Child Safety is charged with child protection, but we also serve as a visionary leader in primary prevention, partnering with other family-serving agencies and community organizations to improve community health and strengthen families.
How do I fight DCS in Arizona?
- Step 1: Attempt to Resolve Disputes with the DCS Caseworker.
- Step 2: Elevate Concern to DCS Supervisor.
- Step 3: Contact the DCS Office of the Ombudsman or utilize the DCS Grievance process.
- Step 4: Contact the State of Arizona Ombudsman-Citizens’ Aide Office.
How long does DCS have to investigate in Arizona? An investigation, by law, should last no more than 60 days. After that, it becomes part of a case backlog.
How do I report someone to CPS in Arizona? How is the report made? Mandated reporters can call the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-888-767-2445 (1-888-SOS-CHILD) or a law-enforcement officer. There’s also an online DCS system to report non-emergency concerns, which are made when a child is not in immediate risk of serious harm.