Report: CPS not completing abuse investigations at group homes on time

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PHOENIX -- A new report finds that Child Protective Services routinely misses deadlines when it comes to investigating allegations of abuse in group homes and treatment centers.

CPS Missing deadlines

Audit: CPS is missing deadlines on complaint invstigations - A new report finds Child Protective Services is missing deadlines to investigate complaints of abuse in group homes and treatment centers.

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The report is the result of an audit that found CPS investigators did not look into such complaints on time which placed kids at risk for further abuse.

The audit also showed that CPS allowed treatment-center employees who had complaints of abuse filed against them to get new jobs in group homes, where the abuse allegedly continued.

According to the Office of the Auditor General, CPS wrapped up in its investigations on time in just four out of 147 cases since 2007.