PHOENIX, Ariz. – The head of Arizona’s Department of Child Safety says he knows the agency has problems, but they were caused by previous administrations.
The Arizona Capitol Times reports (http://bit.ly/1FTv9NU ) that in a memo sent Friday to department stakeholders and child welfare organizations, Director Greg McKay said criticism of his administration from media and stakeholders were an unfair characterization.
A Sept. 30 report by the Auditor General’s Office found caseworkers were unable to properly assess whether a child’s safety is at risk, causing children to be unnecessarily removed from homes.
McKay says the agency is working to correct many of the issues found in the audit and that many were already in the process of being corrected when the audit began.
Gov. Doug Ducey appointed McKay as Director in February.