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PHOENIX (AP) - A team assigned to review more than 6,500 child abuse and neglect reports that weren't investigated by Arizona child welfare officials has assigned all of those cases to investigators.

The final three cases of the 6,554 are on Indian reservations and out of the state's jurisdiction. Those cases have been referred to tribal authorities.

The so-called CARE team named on Dec. 2 by Gov. Jan Brewer provided the latest update Monday.

It said almost 6,000 children identified in the reports now have been seen and nearly 4,700 cases have had a response.

Brewer removed the state's Child Protective Services department from its parent agency and set up a new cabinet-level department to handle child welfare. The CARE team is led by the new department's director.

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