Cost of Arizona child-welfare glitch is uncertain
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
PHOENIX (AP) - It's been a month since Arizona officials disclosed a massive computer error affecting thousands of Child Protective Services cases.
But attorneys and state child-welfare officials still haven't determined the full extent of the problem, how best to manage it or how much it will cost taxpayers.
The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/S9Bf1J ) says some doubt that any new records will change the outcome of an adoption or a child-dependency case.
Attorneys representing parents and children in CPS cases say the state should help them find records that were withheld or at least give them a better sense of what might be missing.
More than 8,500 child-dependency cases are pending in county courts. Adoptions can no longer be challenged one year after they are finalized.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com
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