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In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 photo, Clarence Carter, director of Arizona's Child Protective Services (CPS), shares what Gov. Jan Brewer's reaction was when he told her that CPS missed investigating 6,000 child abuse cases, during a discussion with the Arizona Child Protective Services (CPS) oversight committee, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Pat Shannahan)

PHOENIX -- A new team assigned to review more than 6,500 child abuse and neglect reports that weren't investigated by Arizona child welfare officials said they've now assigned nearly 3,300 of those cases to investigators.

The so-called CARE team named about three weeks ago by Gov. Jan Brewer provided the latest update Thursday.

It said more than 1,700 children identified in the reports now have been seen and almost 1,450 cases have had a response.

The team is led by the head of the state's Juvenile Corrections department, Charles Flanagan.

Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter revealed the uninvestigated reports called into a hotline on Nov. 21.

He's placed five senior Child Protective Services workers on administrative leave while an investigation is underway on how the cases were illegally closed.

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