Maricopa County Safe Reduction Initiative

Welcome to Maricopa County's Safe Reduction Initiative sponsored by Casey Family Programs and co-led by Arizona's Department of Child Safety and Maricopa County Juvenile Court.

The overarching goals of the initiative are to:

  1. Safely reduce the number of children and youth in out of home care in Maricopa County, and
  2. Increase timely permanency for children and youth in out of home care in Maricopa County.

The initiative consists of three safe reduction workgroups (SRWG):

  • Judicial SRWGG (launched October 2014)
  • Attorney SRWG (launched January 2015)
  • Stakeholder SRWG (launched October 2014)

For more information, contact:

Dr. Judy Krysik, judy.krysik@asu.edu or Lela Wendell, LWendell@azdes.gov