While Arizona is standing still, however, other states have been making “incredible strides forward,” said a spokeswoman for Shared Hope International, which released the report card Thursday.
“Arizona now is becoming one of the lower-ranking states, because other states are advancing while it is not,” said Taryn Offenbacher, the spokeswoman.
Where 26 states got an F two years ago, today only six states got the lowest grade. Arizona was one of 17 states with a C this year, the first year the report has awarded an A – which went to Tennessee, Washington and Louisiana.
The Protected Innocence Challenge grades states on 41 key legislative components that it says should be addressed in a state’s laws…
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