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Number Of Child Abuse Investigations Down In Arizona

Mary Jo Pitzl
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Mary Jo Pitzl

In 2013, it came to light that more than 6,000 reports of child abuse and neglect had been set aside — marked as “not investigated.”

Today, the number of investigations is down over the last year, even as the number of calls coming into Arizona’s child-abuse hotline stays steady.

That’s according to a new report from The Arizona Republic, and for more on this we’re joined now by Mary Jo Pitzl, who covers the Arizona Department of Child Safety for The Republic.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.