Hastings Youth Academy
CCC #2008-02484

CCC #2008-02484 / DJJ IG #08-0102:

Complaint

My son stated he was sexually assulted by a staff member at hasting youth academy. He was transferred to Crestview detention center to attend a court appearance in Okaloosa county. When he arrived he informed the intake worker he had been assulted. Then he was allowed to contact the abuse hotline. The Okaloosa county sheriffs department came out and took the report from my son, at that time, he did identify to the officer the staff member who did this to him and what happened. He now has been place in the just program at another location. It is my understanding that children and familes services have been notified and are investigating this. It is also my understanding there is an internal investigation going on. [Click here to read original message]

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Correspondence

From: Elisa.Watson@djj.state.fl.us>
To: <cathycorry@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 12:22:37 -0400
Subject: FW: REQUEST IG CASE# - B abuse / Hastings Youth Academy / Okaloosa JDC
Message-ID: <D7365BC575F74344893E44541A754A1005703F92@exchangenw.djj.state.fl.us>

 Cathy,

Please see the response below.

Thanks,

Elisa B. Watson, Public Information Officer
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
Office of the General Counsel
2737 Centerview Drive, Suite 3218
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3100
Direct: (850) 410-0307 Fax: (850) 921-4159
elisa.watson@djj.state.fl.us
"We know that all things work together for good."

-----Original Message-----

From: Greenfield, Howard
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 12:21 PM
To: Watson, Elisa
Cc: Eubanks, Mary
Subject: RE: REQUEST IG CASE# - B abuse / Hastings Youth Academy / Okaloosa JDC
CCC # 2008-02484 / IG Case # 08-0102

-----Original Message-----

From: Watson, Elisa
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 12:16 PM
To: Greenfield, Howard
Cc: Eubanks, Mary
Subject: FW: REQUEST IG CASE# - B abuse / Hastings Youth Academy / Okaloosa JDC

Hi Howard,

Can you provide the case number that Cathy Corry is requesting.

Thanks,

Elisa B. Watson, Public Information Officer
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
Office of the General Counsel
2737 Centerview Drive, Suite 3218
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3100
Direct: (850) 410-0307 Fax: (850) 921-4159
elisa.watson@djj.state.fl.us
"We know that all things work together for good."

-----Original Message-----

From: cathycorry@juno.com [mailto:cathycorry@juno.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 11:48 AM
To: Watson, Elisa
Subject: REQUEST IG CASE# - B abuse / Hastings Youth Academy / Okaloosa JDC

Elisa,

Please provide the DJJ IG CASE # for the investigation of alleged abuse/sexual assault by staff of youth THOMAS xxx Bxxxxxx at Hastings Youth Academy.

Cathy Corry - www.Justice4Kids.org
"Injustice ANYWHERE is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

--------- Forwarded message ----------

From: xxx_xxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com>
To: cathycorry@juno.com
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 08:30:47 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Justice4Kids.org - B abuse / Hastings Youth Academy / Okaloosa JDC

4/2008

cathycorry@juno.com wrote:

Jennifer,

Do you know an approximate date (month/year) of the assault on your son?

Cathy Corry - www.Justice4Kids.org

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From: webmaster@justice4kids.org
To: cathycorry@juno.com
Date: 23 Apr 2008 20:08:07 -0500
Subject: J4K Incident Report

Reporter: JENNIFER xxxx
Telephone: xxx.xxx.xxxx
Email: xxx@YAHOO.COM
Relation: Relative/Guardian
Youth: THOMAS B
JPO_or_Staff: HASTINGS YOUTH ACADEMY
Where: Other DJJ facility
When: NOT KNOWN
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Time: 08:08 PM
What:

MY SON STATED HE WAS SEXUALLY ASSULTED BY A STAFF MEMBER AT HASTING YOUTH
ACADEMY. HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO CRESTVIEW DETENTION CENTER TO ATTEND A COURT APPEARANCE IN OKALOOSA COUNTY. WHEN HE ARRIVED HE INFORMED THE INTAKE WORKER HE HAD BEEN ASSULTED. THEN HE WAS ALLOWED TO CONTACT THE ABUSE HOTLINE. THE OKALOOSA COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT CAME OUT AND TOOK THE REPORT FROM MY SON, AT THAT TIME, HE DID IDENTIFY TO THE OFFICER THE STAFF MEMBER WHO DID THIS TO HIM AND WHAT HAPPENED. HE NOW HAS BEEN PLACE IN THE JUST PROGRAM AT ANOTHER LOCATION. IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT CHILDREN AND FAMILES SERVICES HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED AND ARE INVESTIGATING THIS. IT IS ALSO MY UNDERSTANDING THERE IS AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION GOING ON.

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