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Arizona Revised Statutes - Title 8 Children - Chapter 10 Dependent Children

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Arizona Revised Statutes - Title 8 Children - Chapter 10 Dependent Children

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  • 8-800 - Purpose of child protective services
    The primary purposes of child protective services are to protect children by investigating allegations of abuse and neglect, promoting the well-being of the child in...
  • 8-801 - Definitions
    In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: 1. "Child protective services worker" or "worker" means a person who has been selected by and trained...
  • 8-802 - Child protective services worker; fingerprint clearance cards; powers and duties; alteration of files; violation; classification
    A. The department of economic security shall employ child protective services workers. All persons who are employed as child protective services workers shall have a...
  • 8-803 - Limitation of authority; duty to inform
    A. On initial contact with a parent, guardian or custodian under investigation pursuant to this article, a child protective services worker shall inform the family,...
  • 8-804 - Central registry; notification
    A. The department of economic security shall maintain a central registry of reports of child abuse and neglect that are substantiated and the outcome of...
  • 8-804.01 - Maintenance of reports; records
    A. All reports of child abuse and neglect and related records shall be maintained in the department's case management information system in accordance with the...
  • 8-805 - Immunity of participants; nonprivileged communications
    A. Any person making a complaint, or providing information or otherwise participating in the program authorized by this article shall be immune from any civil...
  • 8-806 - Voluntary placement; conditions; notice of placement; time limit; rules
    A. A child is eligible to be accepted into voluntary placement by a protective services worker on behalf of the department. B. On acceptance of...
  • 8-807 - CPS information; public record; use; confidentiality; violation; classification; definitions
    A. CPS information shall be maintained by the department as required by federal law as a condition of the allocation of federal monies to this...
  • 8-808 - Parent assistance program
    A. A parent assistance program is established in the administrative office of the supreme court for the purpose of providing information to and assisting parents...
  • 8-809 - Child welfare mediation program
    A. A child welfare mediation program is established in the office of the attorney general. The mediation shall include, but not be limited to, disputes...
  • 8-810 - Missing children; notification; entry into databases
    A. If child protective services receives a report made pursuant to section 13-3620 or receives information during the course of providing services that indicates a...
  • 8-811 - Hearing process; definitions
    A. The department shall notify a person who is alleged to have abused or neglected a child that the department intends to substantiate the allegation...
  • 8-812 - Child protective services expedited substance abuse treatment fund
    A. The child protective services expedited substance abuse treatment fund is established consisting of monies appropriated by the legislature. The department of economic security shall...
  • 8-813 - Preplacement investigation; medical examination; disposition
    A. On the initial out-of-home placement of a child: 1. The division or a licensed child welfare agency shall conduct an investigation of the child...
  • 8-814 - Permanent guardianship subsidy; offsets; discontinuation; annual review; appeals; definition
    A. The department of economic security shall establish and administer an ongoing program of subsidized permanent guardianship. Subsidies shall be provided from monies appropriated to...
  • 8-815 - Indian child welfare act; inquiry
    A. At the beginning of any court proceeding held pursuant to this chapter, the court shall inquire if any party has reason to believe that...
  • 8-816 - Family builders program; services; program termination; definitions
    A. The family builders program is established in the department of economic security. The department shall implement the program through collaborative partnerships between child protective...
  • 8-817 - Initial screening and safety assessment and investigation protocols
    A. The department shall develop, establish and implement initial screening and safety assessment protocols in consultation with the attorney general and statewide with county attorneys,...
  • 8-818 - Child protective services; financial and program accountability
    A. The department, the office of strategic planning and budgeting and the joint legislative budget committee shall develop a financial and program accountability reporting system...
  • 8-819 - Determination of neglect
    In determining if a child is neglected, consideration shall be given to: 1. The drug or alcohol abuse of the child's parent, guardian or custodian....
  • 8-821 - Taking into temporary custody; medical examination; placement; interference; classification
    A. A child shall be taken into temporary custody in proceedings to declare a child a temporary ward of the court to protect the child,...
  • 8-822 - Removal of child from home; review; review teams
    The department shall adopt rules and establish clear policies and procedures, where appropriate, to: 1. Determine the circumstances under which it is appropriate to remove...
  • 8-823 - Notice of taking into temporary custody
    A. If a child is taken into temporary custody pursuant to this article, the interested person, peace officer or child protective services worker taking the...
  • 8-824 - Preliminary protective hearing; probable cause; appointment of counsel
    A. The court shall hold a preliminary protective hearing to review the taking into temporary custody of a child pursuant to section 8-821 not fewer...
  • 8-825 - Court determinations in preliminary protective hearing
    A. The court's determination in the preliminary protective hearing may be based on evidence that is hearsay, in whole or in part, in the following...
  • 8-826 - Further hearings and proceedings
    If a parent or guardian denies the allegations at the preliminary protective hearing the court may set the date for the dependency adjudication hearing as...
  • 8-828 - Family advocacy office; duties; program termination
    A. The family advocacy office is established in the department of economic security pursuant to rules adopted by the department. The director shall administer the...
  • 8-829 - Judicial determinations; timing; documentation
    A. If a child has been removed from the child's home, the court shall make protecting the child from abuse or neglect the first priority...
  • 8-830 - Residential drug treatment center; services; program termination; definitions
    A. The department shall contract with a provider to conduct family assessments, provide case management and provide the necessary services, including residential drug treatment services,...
  • 8-841 - Dependency petition; service; preliminary orders
    A. Any interested party may file a petition to commence proceedings in the juvenile court alleging that a child is dependent. B. The petition shall...
  • 8-842 - Initial dependency and dependency adjudication hearings; deadlines
    A. Except as provided in section 8-826, the court shall set the initial dependency hearing within twenty-one days after the petition is filed. If service...
  • 8-843 - Initial dependency hearing; rights
    A. At any dependency hearing, the court's primary consideration shall be the protection of a child from abuse or neglect. B. At the initial dependency...
  • 8-844 - Dependency adjudication hearing; settlement conference or mediation
    A. Before a contested dependency case proceeds to adjudication, the court shall hold a settlement conference or pretrial conference or shall order mediation. All of...
  • 8-845 - Disposition hearing
    A. After receiving and considering the evidence on the proper disposition of the case, the court may enter orders awarding a dependent child as follows:...
  • 8-846 - Services provided to the child and family
    A. Except as provided in subsections B and C and D of this section, if the child has been removed from the home, the court...
  • 8-847 - Periodic review hearings
    8-847. Periodic review hearings A. After the disposition hearing, the court shall hold periodic review hearings at least once every six months as required by...
  • 8-861 - Return of child
    After the temporary custody hearing, on request of a parent or guardian the court shall order that the child be returned to the child's parent...
  • 8-862 - Permanency hearing
    A. The court shall hold a permanency hearing to determine the future permanent legal status of the child: 1. Within thirty days after the disposition...
  • 8-863 - Hearing to terminate parental rights; notice; grounds
    A. At least ten days before the initial hearing on the termination of parental rights pursuant to this article, the party who is responsible for...
  • 8-864 - Timing of motions and hearings; consolidation of hearings
    Notwithstanding any other statute, the court may order or permit the filing of a motion for termination or permanent guardianship before the permanency hearing is...
  • 8-871 - Permanent guardianship of a child
    A. The court may establish a permanent guardianship between a child and the guardian if the prospective guardianship is in the child's best interests and...
  • 8-872 - Permanent guardianship; procedure
    A. Any party to a dependency proceeding may file a motion for permanent guardianship. The motion shall be verified by the person who files the...
  • 8-873 - Revocation of permanent guardianship
    A. The child, a parent of the child or any party to the dependency proceeding may file a petition for the revocation of an order...
  • 8-874 - Appointment of successor permanent guardian
    A. If a permanent guardian appointed pursuant to section 8-872 is unable or unwilling to continue to serve as permanent guardian, the permanent guardian, the...
  • 8-881 - Coordination of substance abuse treatment; contracting for services; joint substance abuse treatment fund
    A. The department of economic security in partnership with the department of health services as joint administrators of the joint substance abuse treatment fund shall...
  • 8-882 - Program development
    In assisting development of community programs, the department of economic security in partnership with the department of health services as joint administrators of the fund...
  • 8-883 - Requirements for contractors
    In developing The requirements for contractors who provide prevention and treatment of substance abuse in communities, the department of economic security in partnership with the...
  • 8-884 - Evaluation of community programs
    A. In developing the method of evaluating community substance abuse prevention and treatment programs, the department of economic security in partnership with the department of...
  • 8-891 - In‑home intervention
    8-891. In-home intervention A. After the filing of a dependency petition, the court may order in-home intervention if all of the following are true: 1....
  • 8-892 - Compliance
    If the parent, guardian or custodian violates the in-home intervention order, the court may take whatever steps it deems necessary to obtain compliance or may...

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