Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family
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Strong families and youth are the future of Arizona and vital for Arizona communities and economy.

Wellness & Recovery
KJZZ: Arizona Angel Initiative Lets Addicts Seek Help From Police

KJZZ reports on the Maryvale Estrella Mountain Precinct's "Arizona Angel Initiative", a program that focuses on treatment, instead of enforcement by encouraging people struggling with addiction to go to the police for help.

The Arizona Angel Initiative allows citizens to walk into the police precinct, turn in their drugs and request treatment without fear of prosecution. Angels are also able to help parents secure safe placement for their child(ren) while they are in treatment in lieu of placing their child(ren) in the foster care system. 

"We want to keep families together. And one of the issues that Maryvale has faced is it has had one of the highest rates of child removal due to drug problems."

- Ed DeCastro, Phoenix police commander

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The Council's Corner

As Chair of the Governor’s Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment, Angela Ducey has begun a blog highlighting organizations and nonprofits serving Arizona's most vulnerable children and families. 

In her first blog, Angela highlights the Arizona CarePortal Project. This initiative is a collaborative partnership between the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family, the Governor's Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment, the Department of Child Safety and the CarePortal. 

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2017 Child Abuse Prevention Grant

“There is no higher priority than the safety and well-being of our children – and it is up to all of us to stand up for them,”  - First Lady Angela Ducey

The Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Donation Grant is a partnership between the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, the Arizona Community Foundation and The Arizona Republic. The goal of this program is to raise much-needed funds for child abuse prevention throughout Arizona. These specialty plates have been available for purchase since November of 1999.  Plates are sold for $25 each ($8 is a special plate administration fee and $17 is a tax-deductible annual donation).  

Annual donations are made available to organizations providing child abuse prevention services to Arizona communities through a competive grant solicitation that is administered by the Arizona Republic. The 2017 Grant Application opens March 20, 2017 and will close on April 20, 2017.

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A Win For Arizona Families: CarePortal Expands To Maricopa County

Successful Partnership With Faith-Based Community Will Help Even More Families In Need

Governor Doug Ducey is announcing the official launch of CarePortal in Maricopa County to help keep more vulnerable Arizona families together. The CarePortal is one of many partnerships formed through the Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment, chaired by First Lady Angela Ducey, and is designed to connect families in crisis with local faith-based organizations willing to lend a hand. Learn more...

Careportal
Arizona CarePortal Project

"The state does not make a good parent, which is why keeping families together is a priority for me."
- Governor Doug Ducey

The Arizona CarePortal Project connects families in crisis with community supports allowing more families to stay intact. The Department of Child Safety identifies the need, the CarePortal notifies partnering churches and the community meets the basic need. The Arizona CarePortal Project is done without any cost to local or state governments. All funding is provided through private donations.

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Arizona Angel Initiative

The Arizona Angel Initiative allows citizens to walk into a police precinct, turn in their drugs and request treatment without fear of prosecution. Angels are also able to help parents secure safe placement for their child(ren) while they are in treatment in lieu of placing their child(ren)  in the foster care system. The program is currently being piloted in West Phoenix with the Phoenix Police Department, Maryvale-Estrella Precinct.

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Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment

The Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment was created to align, leverage and coordinate faith based and community resources to solve challenges faced by our most vulnerable children and families within the child welfare system and to provide additional support to strengthen families that are caring for both foster and adopted children.

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