Bulletin Board Messages
2006

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These are e-mail messages received by justice4kids.org about Florida's juvenile justice system (JJS) in general and the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in particular.  Messages are about staff, youth and conditions within the system. The only way conditions will ever change is when people speak out.  If you have knowledge of abuse or neglect of children, discrimination or unfair treatment then tell us. To send us a message, click here.

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12/31/06 Charlie Crist: ...DJJ was dirty before the "Knishe" arrived. During his tenure with the Department he was basically a clownish,pompous joke. Jeb learned early on that Schembri needed a handler (Caballero).While he was a flop as a leader at DJJ; the corruption and abuse within the Deapartment can not be blamed on the "Knishe". Some see Chervanik as an enabler of poor performing contractors, cover-ups and fraud. Pifer has allowed the JDCs to deteriorate to deplorable levels of professional standards. Poor leadership has resulted in injury and death. An indepth review of DJJ at all levels is necesssary... ~Tax Payer

Gov. Christ, DJJ was dirty before the "Knishe" arrived. During his tenure with the Department he was basically a clownish,pompous joke. Jeb learned early on that Schembri needed a handler (Caballero).While he was a flop as a leader at DJJ; the corruption and abuse within the Deapartment can not be blamed on the "Knishe". Some see Chervanik as an enabler of poor performing contractors, cover-ups and fraud. Pifer has allowed the JDCs to deteriorate to deplorable levels of professional standards. Poor leadership has resulted in injury and death. An indepth review of DJJ at all levels is necesssary. Through years of greed,political influence without accountability DJJ has become a sanctuary for lazy ineffective career bureaucrats and corrupt opportunists. Schembri should not leave Tallahassee alone.

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12/31/06 Other: Now get rid of Chervanik, Floyd, they bear management responsiblity for the youth deaths at Bay County Boot Camp and Cypress Creek. They also bear managmenent responsibility for the abuse at Greenville Hills. They have failed to protect the youth in the custody of DJJ. Chervanik and Floyd must be terminated for their failure. ~Anonymous

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12/31/06 Charlie Crist: Governor Christ, Please do not allow the lobbyists that represent the major DJJ contractors to influence your decision of a new Secretary. The Department has been a mechanism of political and profit-making colusion for too long. Bring in honest professionals. ~Anonymous

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12/31/06 Orange JDC: The recent postings from the person at Orange totally missed the point about why this site is such a joke. Perhaps this person dosen't mind working with adulterous, fornicating, immoral trash but some of us do believe character counts for something. We are charged to oversee and protect youth not screw around like street bi**hs and b-tt-sniffing mutts. The main problems are is the lack of decent leadership, lies and false reporting and favoritism and laziness not the whoreing but it all seems to go together. Maybe things will change if a new Secretary fires Pifer, Chinault and Williams. Happy New Year! ~Looking for Change at ORJJDC

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12/31/06 Other DJJ facility: Looks like not only is the Knishe gone and Bush, but also those Falkenburg Academy sluts. Good job Falkenburg and Camelot Community Care. A fresh start is the best for everyone.... ~Satisfied Parent

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12/31/06 Other: Here is a copy of Schembri's lame resignation letter: The man that was boasting that "HE IS HERE TO STAY" is now seeing the door kick him out "...This is to advise you that I have resigned from this Department effective January 2, 2007. I would like to take this time to thank all of you for the great work you have done over the past 2 1/2 years under my command. The changes have been exciting and we have accomplished much in reducing juvenile crime. The reorganization of this department has made it more effective and efficient and we should all be proud of our hard work..." ~Anonymous

Here is a copy of Schembri's lame resignation letter: The man that was boasting that "HE IS HERE TO STAY" is now seeing the door kick him out:

Have the pleasure of reading:

"From: Schembri, Anthony J. <Anthony.Schembri@djj.state.fl.us>
To: All-DJJ <All-DJJ@djj.state.fl.us>
Sent: Fri Dec 29 11:40:33 2006
Subject: Good Bye

All DJJ Staff,

This is to advise you that I have resigned from this Department effective January 2, 2007.

I would like to take this time to thank all of you for the great work you have done over the past 2 1/2 years under my command. The changes have been exciting and we have accomplished much in reducing juvenile crime. The reorganization of this department has made it more effective and efficient and we should all be proud of our hard work.

So please remember, "Thank God it's Monday!"

Your Secretary,

Anthony J. Schembri Secretary
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
2737 Centerview Drive Suite 307 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3100
(850) 413-7313"

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12/31/06 Other: TO 12-28 POSTING SIGNED I LOVE WORKING HERE - I hope that we find out who you are. If you love Schembri and what he has done, then it is clear that you are as corrupt. How much did Schembri pay you to post that message? Pack your bags and go with him since you love him so much. Your message shows your ignorance. GOODBYE STUPID ~Anonymous

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12/30/06 DJJ Policy: DJJ, during the Bush years, has been dominated by lobbyist influnce , corporate interests and political favoritism. The lack of professionalism and integrity in leadership positions at both the state and regional level has resulted in an inefficient and dishonest organization. Fraud,abuse,mold/maggot contamination and ultimetly death has been the result of incompetent and corrupt leadership. Nothing short of a major turn-over of tainted Department officials will correct the current corruption at DJJ. ~Tax Payer

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12/30/06 Leon JDC: ...staff, you do not have to be afraid any more. The Secretary of DJJ is now leaving. Your freedom of speech has been restored. Speak out... Tell the truth... The threats, setup, conspiracy of events that cause employees their jobs. Improper training... How would anyone know? If you want changes, tell it.This Message Bulletin board is a great tool to make or get your viewpoint across... Old timers, don't let these corrupted people burn you out and tell you to go home to your rocking chair. Remember you make it for them to get where they are. ~"I know the real truth"

Leon Detention Center staff, you do not have to be afraid any more. The Secretary of DJJ is now leaving. Your freedom of speech has been restored. Speak out, speak out loud and don't be afraid. Tell the truth about what going on. The threats, setup, conspiracy of events that cause employees their jobs. Improper training on policies and procedures to detention care staff. How would anyone know? If you want changes, tell it.This Message Bulletin board is a great tool to make or get your viewpoint across. There are only a few employees at your center that's still corrupted. Old timers, don't let these corrupted people burn you out and tell you to go home to your rocking chair. Remember you make it for them to get where they are. ~"I know the real truth"

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12/30/06 Charlie Crist: We would do well to hold off on too much optimism based solely on the departure of Schembri. Remember Chervanik,Pifer,Lorenzo and all the other self-serving bureaucrats that remain (for now). I will await the appointment of the new Secretary before I allow myself to celebrate a new hope for DJJ. Governor Christ has yet to demonstrate his strategy for DJJ. He will,no doubt, be get much "advice" from the lobbyists that represent the DJJ contracted providers and other insiders. An appointment of Gus Barreiros will indicate a "new day for DJJ" and a new style in the Governor's office. Then we can feel a bit of optomism. ~Parent too

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12/30/06 DJJ Policy: Schembri's departure alone won't correct the corruption at DJJ. Governor Christ, Flush it again!! ~Anonymous

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12/30/06 Charlie Crist: DJJ is a department built on lie upon lie. Smoke and mirrors,softball QA evaluations,In-house IG investigations,cooked books, sloppy fiscal management, canned research data are all standard operating procedures. If Governor Christ and the new Secretary are serious about reform at DJJ they will have to dig to find the hidden truths. Those that have perpetuated the lies and concealment must go. ~Tax Payer

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12/30/06 Other: Schembri should have to answer for his lies and crimes. I hope the media will watch his future actions for envolvement with state government and the corporate interests he has helped to enrich at state expense. He leaves this job like he left his last as a crook. This time there is blood on his hands. ~Parent

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12/30/06 Other: Is it a coincidence that the "Knishe" and Saddam bit the dust at the beginning of the new year? Happy New Year!!! ~DJJ

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12/30/06 Charlie Crist: The message about how "Training, Morale and Pride in the whole Deparment" had "improved" during the period the Department was led by the con-man Schembri was an obvious plant from the DJJ establishment. I noted that the message was written prior to Schmbri's resignation announcement... Gov. Christ may appoint an honest, competent, and caring Secretary. Then perhaps truth will emerge from the years of deception( the Bankhead and Schembri years). The "key Staff"" at DJJ have reason to be nervous. Gov. Christ, we look to you. Please do the right thing! ~Insider

The message about how "Training, Morale and Pride in the whole Deparment" had "improved" during the period the Department was led by the con-man Schembri was an obvious plant from the DJJ establishment. I noted that the message was written prior to Schmbri's resignation announcement. The career feather-bedders, wheeler-dealers, political stooges and self-serving bureaucrats are probably very nervous right about now. Gov. Christ may appoint an honest, competent, and caring Secretary. Then perhaps truth will emerge from the years of deception( the Bankhead and Schembri years). The "key Staff"" at DJJ have reason to be nervous. Gov. Christ, we look to you. Please do the right thing! ~Insider

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12/30/06 Orange JDC: Why is it that ms. cant seem to mind her own business... I think that no good deed goes un recognized.have patience because it is it's own reward. I honestly think that this certain person is looking for love and acceptance from her co-workers . Please stop posting these nasty comments about the very people with whom you work with or for... its just a matter of time before you fully understand the importance of the old folk sayin "what goes around comes around" be safe and stay off the website posting your angry messages. ~CANT HEAR ANYMORE

Why is it that ms. cant seem to mind her own business. Step up to the plate and offer one of your many talents and then you too can be placed on a pedistool. I think that no good deed goes un recognized.have patience because it is it's own reward. I honestly think that this certain person is looking for love and acceptance from her co-workers . Please stop posting these nasty comments about the very people with whom you work with or for. Every cloud has a silver lining.believe me we all know who you are.its just a matter of time before you fully understand the importance of the old folk sayin "what goes around comes around" be safe and stay off the website posting your angry messages. ~CANT HEAR ANYMORE

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12/30/06 Orange JDC: It is so clear that most of you have nothing better to do other than gossip... if you (and you know who you are )had a life and family you wouldnt have time to educate the rest of us on who's doing who. If these people can find love and it just so happens to be with a co- worker who cares as long as it doesn't brings confusion to the work place so what( but it is also better if they worked different departments)... Why do you continue to work there if you are not happy with the people who run the facility... for the rest of you anonymous writers; if you dont have something good to say dont say nothing at all. ~FELLOW CO-WORKER

It is so clear that most of you have nothing better to do other than gossip about the welfare of your fellow co- workers . Some of us have lives outside of this job .we have families that we care a great deal about maybe if you (and you know who you are )had a life and family you wouldnt have time to educate the rest of us on who's doing who. If these people can find love and it just so happens to be with a co- worker who cares as long as it doesn't brings confusion to the work place so what( but it is also better if they worked different departments).congrats to ofc.moore and ms way . I also feel that if you honestly think that the department heads needs to seek the wizard so do you , guess what for :a life. Why do you continue to work there if you are not happy with the people who run the facility pack your bags and leave bye.for the rest of you anonymous writers; if you dont have something good to say dont say nothing at all. ~FELLOW CO-WORKER

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12/30/06 Charlie Crist: ...St. Pete paper had an interesting special report today on the "costs" of Jeb's "out-sourcing" of state fucntions and tasks. It appears that the outcomes were mixed. There was some efficiency and savings gained but apparently at the cost of corruption, graft and scandal (DOC,DCF,DJJ)... the public should rightfully expect honest, accurate and competent oversight... Through incompetence or dishonesty (often both)the DJJ officials charged with protecting public interests have let us down. Check it out! Clean house at DJJ! Schembri was just the front man... ~Tax Payer

Governor Christ, St. Pete paper had an interesting special report today on the "costs" of Jeb's "out-sourcing" of state fucntions and tasks. It appears that the outcomes were mixed. There was some efficiency and savings gained but apparently at the cost of corruption, graft and scandal (DOC,DCF,DJJ). It would seem obvious that with millions of tax-payer dollars on the line; the public should rightfully expect honest, accurate and competent oversight of the for-profit contractors. DJJ has failed miserably in this regard. Through incompetence or dishonesty (often both)the DJJ officials charged with protecting public interests have let us down. Check it out! Clean house at DJJ! Schembri was just the front man for the questionable operation. ~Tax Payer

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12/30/06 Other: DJJ Genius of the week recognition goes to Mr. Rodney Baynard for his demonstration of the manly art of securing a youth when he broke the arm an incarcerated Kid at Greenville Hills. Dishonorable mention recognition goes to Jeb Bush for allowing "the Knishe" to resign. He should have been fired and charged as an accessory in the death of Martin Lee and the multiple incidents of fraud, abuse and cover-ups. ~Awards Committee

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12/30/06 Other: To "Love Working Here", You must be either one of the do-nothing lifer parasites,one of the poor-performing profit seekers or Schembi's mom. Check his record; he was a dirty crook back in NY before Jeb hired him. He was a pompous ass as Secretary. He is at least partially responsible for the corruption, contamination, abuse, cover-ups and death that permeates DJJ. Hopefully Chervanik, Pifer, Lorenzo and others will follow shortly! The decent people at DJJ know the truth. Guess you know what category that puts you in. ~Looking for a Better Day at DJJ

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12/29/06 Charlie Crist: Now that Schembri's resigned, Mr. Governor, take a look at the corruption and bribery he covered up and find somebody who will clean house. Just follow the contracting and ask yourself why contractors who perform poorly keep getting contracts. Ever consider having past performance reviews count in rating their proposals? Novel idea that just may work. ~Anonymous

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12/29/06 Other: Anthony Schembri sent an e-mail to all DJJ today saying he was resigning effective 1/2/07. Hallelujah. ~Anonymous

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12/29/06 Other: Schembri resigned today!!!! ~Anonymous

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12/29/06 Other: Schembri hits the dust. He announced his resignation today . He is GONE effective January 2. ~Anonymous

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12/29/06 DJJ Policy: I know exactly how the IG's office handles investigations, as they did one when Christopher's arm was broken. They neglected to do a thorough background check on the DJJ Staff member Rodney Baynard. I had to do one myself, and found that he already had a record of aggravated battery, and attaching a license plate to the wrong vehicle. That goes to show that they do not do their jobs, and that things are always covered up, until someone speaks up about it. I don't think that they can be trusted to do an honest investigation. ~Dawn Chase DawnChs@aol.com  850-983-6777

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12/28/06 Charlie Crist: Secretary Schembri continues to be an Outstanding Leader for our agency! The Department has made great strides during his tenure in Training, Moral, and Pride in the entire agency! Our department had to improve drastically in the pride and professionalism of our employees. Our agency has been heading in the right direction and under Secretary Schembri's leadership we will continue to improve in these and many other areas! Some people just don't understand what these young people need and what our officers need to run a facility... ~I Love Working Here"

Secretary Schembri continues to be an Outstanding Leader for our agency! The Department has made great strides during his tenure in Training, Moral, and Pride in the entire agency! Our department had to improve drastically in the pride and professionalism of our employees. Our agency has been heading in the right direction and under Secretary Schembri's leadership we will continue to improve in these and many other areas!!!!!

Some people just don't understand what these young people need and what our officers need to run a facility !!!!! Structure / Discipline / A behavior Management Program that works / Hold the youth accountable!!!!!! Staff need to be Mentors / Role-Models / Professional / Accountable................. Believe me this agency still has areas to improve in, but we are heading in the right direction!!! "I Love Working Here" ~I Love Working Here

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12/27/06 Other DJJ facility: Logs,records, inventories, rosters at all or most of the contracted facilities and a lot of the state operated facilities are "doctured up",edited, and modified to conceal mistakes, infractions or violations. The DJJ monitors and corporate officials are often aware of the cover-up. Staff know that certain info is not included on incident reports. This is a common,pervasive occurrance. Those who deny it are liars. Investigate (anonymous interviews with staff/youth) any contracted site. You'll see I'm right. ~Floor Staff

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12/27/06 Other: Governor Bush, Take your NYC monkey when you leave town. ~Parent

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12/27/06 DJJ Policy: To "Good Grief", I had to check it out to believe it. You were right. DJJ is using money from a federal grant to purchase "artificial intelligence" from a university up North. I agree with you; if DJJ had fewer bullsh-t artists and more competent and dedicated professionals they wouldn't need to buy "artificial intelligence".The current "key staff" could definetly use a double douse of store-bought "intelligence". They better send a truck load to Miami-Dade and Orange JDC. ~Believe it or Not

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12/27/06 DJJ Policy: You can believe that most of the workers at DJJ are anxious for change. We are tired of the lazy,self-serving leadership and all the politics. Don't believe anything from the state office or the regional offices (mostly lies). The whole department is set up for the benefit of a few politicians, DJJ administration and their friends. ~Seen it All

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12/27/06 Gus Barreiro: This is to the "Clueless and Anonymous writers" You are so quick to judge the parents for their faults without knowing what may have occurred or why they felt that being in our department could teach their children to never return. . . Look at your behavior and the way you write on this board! You were selected and took an oath to represent the department not to misrepresent what this department stands for. If you hate these youths, the parents and the leaders and your co-workers, then look for another job. Oh that's right, you can't get another job because you lack the ethics that goes with your position. . . ~Watching your every move

This is to the "Clueless and Anonymous writers" You are so quick to judge the parents for their faults without knowing what may have occurred or why they felt that being in our department could teach their children to never return. But the reality is that you are the ones that need to be locked up!! Look at your behavior and the way you write on this board! You were selected and took an oath to represent the department not to misrepresent what this department stands for. If you hate these youths, the parents and the leaders and your co-workers, then look for another job. Oh that's right, you can't get another job because you lack the ethics that goes with your position. Alot of you write that you do not want Gus as Secretary and you are already starting rumors that he is tied up to Chervanik and telling the man what to do and he has not even been selected. I challenge you BIG TALKERS to step up to the plate and do the job of a supervisor, Regional Director or Assistant Secretary or even the Secretary.

You talk about Gus because like a parent stated, YOU ALL FEAR HIM BECAUSE HE WILL GET RID OF EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU UNPROFESSIONAL SO CALLED OFFICERS, MANAGERS, ETC. YOU HAVE THE GUTS TO WRITE ON THIS BOARRD BUT YOU DON'T HAVE THE GUTS TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM. This system could have changed a long time ago but you want to run behind the retaliation routine. Guess what? This was not your first job and would not have been your last. If everyone stood up for themselves and these youths we would not be here now and there would not be abused kids, deaths, sick youths, workers and contamination just as you stated. Has anyone done anything like write to reporters, health agencies, judges, your state representatives, juvenile justice committees and so forth? NO, so my recommendation, put up or shut up!! These parents have a right to be scared and to vent because our job is to protect their children and guide them. So, if you cannot do that for their children than what must that say for what you do with your own!? Oh that's right you probably have your own parents take care of them for you.

So, if any one of you have anything negative to say about Gus Barreiro, his number is on the board be woman or man enough to contact him personally and say what you have to say.

YOU ARE ALL SICKENING AND I CANNOT WAIT FOR HIM TO BE THE SCRETARY TO REMOVE YOU ALL ALONG WITH ELEESE, PIFER, CHERVANIK, AND ALL THE CORRUPT PEOPLE THAT MAKE DJJ A HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT FOR THE STAFF AND THE YOUTHS. As for the Parents, continue to advocate and soon you will see justice!!! ~Watching your every move

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12/26/06 Other: Good Grief... Schembri has been bragging about the federal grant that the DJJ staff has recently acquired. I guess that's good news if the any of the funds make it through the burearcracy in a manner that may be productive to the public or the youth (hopefully no more expensive toys for the Knishe,or legal fees to prevent public disclosure of DJJ corruption). The "best" part of the story is the plan to purchase "artificial intelligence" in order to match up DJJ "interventions" with the needs of "youth". If they would stop hiring rejects,felons and do-nothings,there would be no need for artificial intelligence... ~Anonymous

Good Grief...Did you hear the latest? Schembri has been bragging about the federal grant that the DJJ staff has recently acquired. I guess that's good news if the any of the funds make it through the burearcracy in a manner that may be productive to the public or the youth (hopefully no more expensive toys for the Knishe,or legal fees to prevent public disclosure of DJJ corruption). The "best" part of the story is the plan to purchase "artificial intelligence" in order to match up DJJ "interventions" with the needs of "youth". If they would stop hiring rejects,felons and do-nothings,there would be no need for artificial intelligence. Recidivism would be reduced with decent,professional,competent performance from DJJ. Use the grant money to clean up the mold or improve the oversight of saftey and security. It was a cute story though! ~Anonymous

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12/26/06 DJJ Policy: Questions: DJJ/QA evaluators admittedly make extensive use of "file reviews" and record checks in order to ascertain if proper actions are taking place according to law and policy. If the records and documents have been routinely falsified and "doctored up" ;how can an accurate evaluation be generated? The abuse,injuries,contamination and deaths that have occurred in DJJ facilities state-wide have often occurred in sites with "good" QA scores. The practice of lying on compliance documents is wide-spread. The primary role of QA and of IG is to provide cover for an incompetent and dishonest DJJ organization. ~Tax Payer

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12/25/06 DJJ Policy: To the DJJ Wonk that recently asked us "clueless parents" "why do you think that you know what's best for DJJ?",... Well Wonkster, Do the names of Omar ,Danny, Shawn, or Martin strike a familiar note? What about Steve Meredith? Do you remember the mold contamination at Polk City? The abuse at Greenville Hills? The maggots at Thompson? The escapes everywhere? The thefts at the JDCs? Do you remember the lies and cover-ups at Palm Beach? Miami-Dade? Cypress Creek? What about the over-staffed,over-paid and under-worked DJJ administration? Come on now Wonk...you get a clue! Happy New Year. ~Get a Clue

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12/25/06 Gus Barreiro: I was unsure if Gus Barreiro was the best man for the position of Secretary at DJJ until I observed how much the current DJJ corrupt officials seem to fear him. The recent posting from the DJJ employee that (again} slurred the "clueless" parents that"can't run their own families" is indicative of the attitude that has resulted in corruption,abuse and death at DJJ... It would be wonderful if state-paid youth workers were empathetic,concerned and dedicated to the welfare of the public... Count this parent for Barreiro. ~Not Clueless Parent

I was unsure if Gus Barreiro was the best man for the position of Secretary at DJJ untill I observed how much the current DJJ corrupt officials seem to fear him. The recent posting from the DJJ employee that (again} slurred the "clueless" parents that"can't run their own families" is indicative of the attitude that has resulted in corruption,abuse and death at DJJ. Many families have experienced heartbreaking problems with children including the children of a governor,legislator's children and yes the kids of DJJ officials (names witheld). It would be wonderful if state-paid youth workers were empathetic,concerned and dedicated to the welfare of the public. Unfortunetely ,that has not been the case. Count this parent for Barreiro. ~Not Clueless Parent

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12/24/06 Charlie Crist: all i want for christmas is a good leader. not gus. we dont need a politician, or a clueless parent to dictate how djj should be run. you folks cant even run your own families how do you think you know whats best for djj? ~Anonymous

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12/24/06 Orange JDC: ...Everyone at Osceola know that John palys his cards and tries to show off as his staff is the only staff following all the paperwork procedures - and still spending minimum time with the youth at risk. We see them spinding less than sometimes 3 minutes doing the interview... They use cheap labor: INTERNS... that is why they can bid low... their services are poor because of the level of interns, look at Rena that is now at Orange: she doesn't want to deal with kids when there is blood and other "body fluids" aroundn... she is affraid of the kids... the other interns that John brings here are the same.... ~Osceola staff

Regarding Orange and Park Place: Everyone at Osceola know that John palys his cards and tries to show off as his staff is the only staff following all the paperwork procedures - and still spending minimum time with the youth at risk. We see them spinding less than sometimes 3 minutes doing the interview... They use cheap labor: INTERNS... that is why they can bid low... their services are poor because of the level of interns, look at Rena that is now at Orange: she doesn't want to deal with kids when there is blood and other "body fluids" aroundn... she is affraid of the kids... like her, the other interns that John brings here are the same... I remembered that John worked with Williams before, and I think they probably talked to get Lakeside out when Williams got the job at Orange... Lakeside had the highest QA scores at Orange, and still was kicked out... is it because Lakeside did not play their cards right? Instead of K**** a** they did her job taking care of the kids? I read somewhere here that the only good staff at Orange was trained by Ines from Lakeside and that Park Place did not win the bid and still got the contract. If that is true, they had the higherst QA, did not loose the bid and had a good staff.... there is a need for an INVESTIGATION from Tala on this..... ~Osceola staff

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12/23/06 DJJ Policy: So long as watch logs,incident reports... etc. are falsified , modified or edited to conceal infractions,no kid will be safe in a DJJ facility. Recent reports to this board referenced false reporting at Orange JDC and Riverside. In the past such reports have come from Miami-Dade,Cypress Creek,Bay County Boot Camp,Polk City,Palm Beach and more. Falsification of DJJ compliance/security documents should result in severe disciplinary action... Proper oversight and documentation may well prevent the continuation DJJ deaths and cover-ups borne of negligence and deceit. ~Tax Payer

So long as watch logs,incident reports,duty rosters, maintainence logs,medical reports,schedules,inventories etc. are falsified , modified or edited to conceal infractions,no kid will be safe in a DJJ facility. Recent reports to this board referenced false reporting at Orange JDC and Riverside. In the past such reports have come from Miami-Dade,Cypress Creek,Bay County Boot Camp,Polk City,Palm Beach and more. Falsification of DJJ compliance/security documents should result in severe disciplinary action. Hopefully the latest reports at Riverside and Orange will be aggressively investigated. Proper oversight and documentation may well prevent the continuation DJJ deaths and cover-ups borne of negligence and deceit. ~Tax Payer

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12/23/06 Charlie Crist: To Governor Christ, There can be no question that the deaths of Omar,Martin,Shawn and Danny( probably the Mystery/Securicor death at Cypress Creek) were at the very least partially caused by the failure of DJJ officials to provide a safe,orderly,properly managed environment. Why have those (DJJ "key staff") that had responsibity for these areas been allowed to escape consequences for the unnecessary tradgedies? The cover-ups and concealment of blame were as despicable and the crimes themselves. Gulity parties still collect fat state checks and fail to provide oversight. ~Enough is Enough

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12/23/06 Escambia JDC: Thanks to the "Anonymous Truth Warrior" from Escambia for reporting additional violations of JDC policy at your site. Let's see if Pifer takes action this time. Don't hold your breath. Remain vigilant and speak out for truth and justice. ~Sic Semper Vigilantis

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12/22/06 Other DJJ facility: The failure of Chervanik,Floyd and other DJJ adminisitrators to take proper and timely action prior to the death of Martin Lee Anderson would appear to be culpable negligence. Had they acted upon the earlier complaints and reports from Bay County Boot Camp perhaps the tragedy could have been prevented. The same lack of action likely preciptated the abuse and injuries at Greenville Hills. Chervanik should be on trial. ~If not Justice at Least Truth

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12/22/06 Gus Barreiro: Any new Secretary(including Gus Barreiro) that dosen't immediately dump the current DJJ state-level insiders will be doomed to failure. No Department with the likes of Chervanik,Pifer,Lorenzo and Casey in top positions can be anything but a scam or a joke. Many in Florida are tired of these parasites feeding off the state while DJJ remains corrupt. ~Voter

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12/22/06 Gus Barreiro: Charles Chwevanik has a remarkable "Houdini-like" ability to escape blame and responsibility for the multiple incidents in his area of responsibility (Residential) of abuse,mold contamination, and even brutal violent death of a youth in custody. Chervanik has been able to continue to hold a prominent, highly paid position in spite of repeated scancals. Now that is definetely DJJ genius. Chervanik has also earned the affection of poor performing DJJ contracted providers. The profiteers have come to depend on the support of "Good Time Charley" whenever there is a question of poor conditions or contract violations. ~Anonymous

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12/21/06 Other: For those of us blessed to be able to hold our children close during the festive and spiritual CHRIST-mas season it is appropriate that we be thankful for the miracle of their lives. It is appropriate ,also, for us to remember the young ones that died in brutality and agony while is the custody of OUR state. I will be thinking of Omar and Danny and Shawn and Martin this holiday season and of the families that can not hold them close this Christmas. Regardless of court actions or offenses, these kids were loved and valued and they will be terrlibly missed by their families during the holiday season. Peace to the Families ~A Father

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12/21/06 Charlie Crist: ...Just because DJJ was somehow spared the public exposure that DOC, DCF the Hillsborough Authority and other state entities encountered should not incicate that the MANY hidden incidents of fraud,theft,abuse, contamination and corruption... As a new Governor you would be wise to separate your administration from all of the top officials at DJJ while it can be cleanly accomplished without fanfare. Any aggressive journalist could find conections that would open up embarrassing and possibly criminal conduct of DJJ administration. Charlie, cut these corrupt bureaucrats loose... ~Tax Payer

To Governor Christ, Just because DJJ was somehow spared the public exposure that DOC, DCF the Hillsborough Authority and other state entities encountered should not incicate that the MANY hidden incidents of fraud,theft,abuse, contamination and corruption that have so far been under-wraps within DJJ will not be outed. As a new Governor you would be wise to separate your administration from all of the top officials at DJJ while it can be cleanly accomplished without fanfare. Any aggressive journalist could find conections that would open up embarrassing and possibly criminal conduct of DJJ administration. Charlie, cut these corrupt bureaucrats loose. Gov. Bush did much good for the state but some of his appointments and agency staffing was unfortunate. DJJ was the worst. Don't get stuck with the garbage jeb left in leadership positions at DJJ. Now they are your garbage. Take the garbage out!!! ~Tax Payer

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12/21/06 Other: Pifer, Take up the challenge. Go to Miami-Dade and personally take charge until the situation there is cleaned-up. Nail the thieves the stole the money put a stop to the ghetto hustlin,jive rappin,unprofessional bu-lsh-t. If you can't bring an aire of decency to even one JDC site, how can you claim to be the man in charge of Detention Services? To maintain any respect you must either take up the challenge or resign. Conditions in many of the JDCs are disgraceful... Miami-Dade may well be the worst... ~Anonymous

Pifer, Take up the challenge. Go to Miami-Dade and personally take charge until the situation there is cleaned-up. Nail the thieves the stole the money put a stop to the ghetto hustlin,jive rappin,unprofessional bu-lsh-t. If you can't bring an aire of decency to even one JDC site, how can you claim to be the man in charge of Detention Services? To maintain any respect you must either take up the challenge or resign. Conditions in many of the JDCs are disgraceful ( thefts,false logs and reports, sexual abuse and improprieties, unreported abuse,favoritism and discrimination,poor leadership and corruption). Miami-Dade may well be the worst. If you have any kind of character or manliness go to Dade and act like a leader not a bureaucratic parasite.Lets see what you got! ~Anonymous

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12/21/06 DJJ Policy: Since Eleese Davis was so "successful" in bringing Miami-Dade to the current sandard of "quaility",perhaps she should accompany Pifer in his "challenge" to resolve the unresolved issue of crimes against youth in custody at Miami-Dade (thefts,etc). Ms. Davis' first-hand experience might be an asset to Pifer if he accepts the challenge to personally confront the problems at Dade. After reading some of the incredibly vicious and ignorant postings from Dade they may well be afraid to enter that pit. It's easier to let Lorenzo spin the issue and hope it goes away. ~Anonymous

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12/21/06 Escambia JDC: The leadership at Escambia is 0 to none,the ASO,Lee has different policies and prodecures for certain staffs.on the 11/26/06,there was an emergency situation,and she was telephone and she never called,no contac for her the entire day.on 8/11/06,8/20/06, on the midnight shift,no female staff,male staff worked in the female mod,why didn't she come and work the female mod,i think taht is what she suppose to do.she gave a supervisor permission to release a male youth,the youth was not supposed to be released,i would call this a neglect release,aren't there suppose to consequences and actions for her as well as other staff.forward this to Mr. Pifer. ~Anonymous

[NOTE FROM J4K: Message sent to DJJ's Pifer and Davis.]

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12/21/06 Charlie Crist: Ever wonder why Camelot Community Care and Intervention Services have become new DJJ darlings in spite of abysmal performance records? Check out Providence Service Corporation that offers "management" services to both in Florida. Follow the money and you'll learn more about the good old boy system being alive and well in DJJ. ~Anonymous

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12/21/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Surly no seriously expects Pifer to address the theft at Dade or any of the problems at Orange. He will keep himself removed from any controversy so that he can shift blame when scandals are exposed. Fact is, people on his staff and under his administration stole money from the youth for years and he did nothing. Fact is, he is aware of the immoral,unprofessional activities that occur in the JDCs and chooses not to address the problem. "Pifer the Cypher" is an accurate title for this high-paid non-performer. He will never accept your challenge to address the problems at Dade in person ,head-on. Hehasn't got the guts. They should send Meredith to do the job. ~Anonymous

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12/21/06 Other: Diana, Perhaps the deaths of the boys was ,indeed, the result of poor management, poor training, incompetent and ignorant staff,... and general lack of concern by all for the youth. The Cover-ups that followed the deaths, however, were purposeful,planned conspiracies designed to hide blame and conceal the truth. The deceitful attempts by DJJ authorities to protect high ranking personnel and politicians and to avoid truthful disclosure appear to be both criminal and malicious in intent. We will not likely see justice for the boys in this life (it will come on judgement day)... ~Tax Payer

Diana, Perhaps the deaths of the boys was ,indeed, the result of poor management, poor training, incompetent and ignorant staff,indifferent leadership,insensitive and fatigued security personnel and general lack of concern by all for the youth. The Cover-ups that followed the deaths, however, were purposeful,planned conspiracies designed to hide blame and conceal the truth. The deceitful attempts by DJJ authorities to protect high ranking personnel and politicians and to avoid truthful disclosure appear to be both criminal and malicious in intent. We will not likely see justice for the boys in this life (it will come on judgement day). For now simple truth would be a blessing. If not justice at least truth,for those who died in DJJ custody. ~Tax Payer

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12/21/06 Charlie Crist: Governor, At the very least Schembri and Chervanik should be removed from their present highly-paid, extremely responsible positions. Their lack of action allowed dangerous conditions to exist in DJJ residential facilities including the Bay County Boot Camp. As responsible authorities they should have acted when the reports and complaints of problems were available prior to the death of Anderson. They have also allowed poor security conditions and environmental contamination to put youth and staff at risk at other facilities state-wide. If not guilty of criminal neglect these two are at least guilty of failure to meet their responsibility to ptotect the welfare of youth in their charge. ~Had Enough

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12/20/06 Hillsborough West JDC: I think the screening of employees won't change anything. It's not about hiding anything. Mr.Needs is a very unfriendly person. Y'all say he is not a racist. I can't see it. The man uses people for what he wants... I don't know what Mr. ragget was thinking about because he really pulled the wool over eyes. That man has no clue... people are late eveyday and nothing is said. show up when they get ready. Telephones and food will still hit the floor. it starts with the head... the biggest violators are some of the folks he bought with him... And clark he needs to find a clue. or buy a vowel!! that dude is winging it. ~hrjdc-west

I think the screening of employees won't change anything. It's not about hiding anything. Mr.Needs is a very unfriendly person. Y'all say he is not a racist. I can't see it. The man uses people for what he wants, then throw you away. I won't call any names. The west is going through a transformation. What? i don't know. And to the a%% kisser, everytime someone says something negative you pipe up a defend the red neck. I don't know what Mr. ragget was thinking about because he really pulled the wool over eyes. That man has no clue. No clue to find his own booty without the string he has attached to it.He should say something to those folks that bring that bag or plate of food.What you have no contol. people are late eveyday and nothing is said. show up when they get ready. Telephones and food will still hit the floor. it starts with the head. Mr. needs takes action when his booty is on the line. but the biggest violators are some of the folks he bought with him. needs the west sucks. u suck. And clark he needs to find a clue. or buy a vowel!! that dude is winging it. ~hrjdc-west

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12/20/06 Riverside Academy: David Galloway, Thanks for doing the right thing. If more people had your guts maybe fewer kids would die in DJJ facilities. ~Parent

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12/20/06 Riverside Academy: To Dave Galloway (formerly employed at Riverside), It sounds like you got the same treatment Steve Meredith received and for the same reason (refusing to lie). The continued reports of false reports,logs and audits from many DJJ sites is very troubling. You are to be commended for your report. It took courage for you to share the incident. Hopefully the loss of your job will not ruin your familie's Christmas celebration. You can be assurred the season will be festive at the mansions of Richy Rich and Jaccuzi Jim (the Sunshine Boys still in charge and livin large)....FOR NOW. Dave, I truly hope things work out well for you and your family. ~Anonymous DJJ

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12/20/06 Orange JDC: Questions to Pifer...Will the report of the falsifying of documents at Orange be investigated this time? If it is found that logs or reports have been falsified , will someone be fired this time? Will this incident simply be another cover-up? I think you know that "cooked" reports and ledgers and logs are the modus operandi in your JDCs. ~Parent

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12/20/06 Other: ...The reason why you will never get an answer from Eleese Davis regarding anything to do with Miami Dade is because she was the person who spearheaded the rest of the calvary to "Straighten Out and bring it to QA Compliance." DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE AFTER ALL THE SMOKE THAT SHE BLEW SHE IS GOING TO IMPLICATE HERSELF? She is only riding the wave and hoping that the new administration doesn't see through her so she can retire... Ity amazes me how rules, policies, and regulations applies to whomever they want but yet it does not apply to the gold ole boy gang-INCREDIBLE... ~Watching your every move

This message is to Tax Payer and others on this site. The reason why you will never get an answer from Eleese Davis regarding anything to do with Miami Dade is because she was the person who spearheaded the rest of the calvary to "Straighten Out and bring it to QA Compliance." DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE AFTER ALL THE SMOKE THAT SHE BLEW SHE IS GOING TO IMPLICATE HERSELF? She is only riding the wave and hoping that the new administration doesn't see through her so she can retire. She was the main person going around saying that she had full authority from Schembri to make changes and she was able to take the Director position when in reality her boss John Criswell applied for it and should have received the position.

The people who were involved with the money/property were Eleese Davis, Wanda Smith, Sharon Shore, Janice Walker, Ted Morakis, and the QA team. Do you really think that DJJ would hold accountable Dale Dobuler and the Director of Accountability!? Just the fact that Dale Dobuler had another escape in Miami in less than six months and has not been penalized for it should tell you how corrupt they are. Ity amazes me how rules, policies, and regulations applies to whomever they want but yet it does not apply to the gold ole boy gang-INCREDIBLE!!!

Hopefully, there will be a new sheriff in town that is Street Savvy, Ethical, and Intelligent enough to see through that smoke and when he/she does, there are going to be soo many pinks slips flying that staff will have the opportunity to fill those positions and make a difference for the department in a positive light. In the meantime, you are wasting your time writing on this site because everything is going to stay the same. ~Watching your every move

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12/20/06 Orange JDC: Can someone please look into CHineult and Disney's...deceitful way in which they got rid of Lakeside to bring in their "preferred child" John and Park Place in. I know for a FACT that Park Place did NOT underbid Lakeside and that it was in the works to get them out... We now have mediocre mental health services whereas before we had excellence and compassionate care... I think xomeone needs to open up the books and inquire about this. ~Anonymous

Can someone please look into CHineult and Disney's under-handed, self-serving, deceitful way in which they got rid of Lakeside to bring in their "preferred child" John and Park Place in. I know for a FACT that Park Place did NOT underbid Lakeside and that it was in the works to get them out, no matter how good a job they were doing (highest QA score in the center? We now have mediocre mental health services whereas before we had excellence and compassionate care. Ines and Jayzhree really cared about the kids (Kristen and Katzherine were evil!) and should have never been a measly pawn in the game of getting into the center Disney's bed-buddy and Chineulkt's a** kisser John. I think xomeone needs to open up the books and inquire about this. ~Anonymous

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12/20/06 Orange JDC: The false incident reports at Orange are just business as usual. Until someone goes to jail the lies will continue. I don't think anyone really cares. ~Anonymous

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12/20/06 Riverside Academy: Thanks to "Truth Warrior" Galloway. The report of false information coming from Riverside is nothing new. Some will remember Riverside honcho Jason's little fibs about the presence of mold on the walls and furniture or the attempted cover up of the illicit evening sexual events at the facility. Inmate kids with knives and falsified reports are really not a big deal...not to DJJ anyway. The "Sunshine Boyz" do tend get nervous when such true facts are exposed. They don't want any problems to interfere with their high life in the mansions by the sea. ~Dunedin

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12/20/06 Charlie Crist: ...I am thrilled with the appointment of Butterworth at DCF. Please consider a similar appointment at DJJ. The present top DJJ leadership, both in the capital and the regional offices has been tainted by years of cronyism and corruption. Sweet-heart contracts, poor fiscal management,slovenly work standards and incompetence have resulted in multiple incidents... DJJ could use a leader like Mr. Butterwoth. ~Tax Payer

Governor Christ, I am thrilled with the appointment of Butterworth at DCF. Please consider a similar appointment at DJJ. The present top DJJ leadership, both in the capital and the regional offices has been tainted by years of cronyism and corruption. Sweet-heart contracts, poor fiscal management,slovenly work standards and incompetence have resulted in multiple incidents of contaminated facilites,abuse,and even death. Waste and inefficiency is glaring with repeated expenditures for the same repairs,and payments for unrendered services common. Secrecy and deceitfulness pervasive at all levels of the Department is prevalent. DJJ could use a leader like Mr. Butterwoth. ~Tax Payer

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12/20/06 Orange JDC: Much appreciation to the "Anonymous truth Warrior" from Orange JDC. It is unlikely that Pifer or Chinault will act to correct the problems there. They well know about the sexual improprieties and the falsification of logs and have covered the dirt. Eubanks is also "in the bag" for the corrupt system. Hopefully your report will reach the eyes of the "Transition Committee" or the Governor. Your vigilance and reporting may provide the catalyst for postitive change at Orange. ~Observer

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12/20/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Who is responsible for the many thousands of dollars and the property stolen by DJJ personnel at Dade and other facilities? Does Secretary Schembri intend to wait this situation out like past crimes and hope it too just goes away? Will the youth be compensated for their loss to the thieves? Will Pifer have to answer for the poor management of the JDCs? Will anyone be held accountable or is this just one more DJJ cover-up. ~Cutler Ridge

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12/20/06 DJJ Policy: "Senior Management Analyst" now there is an impressive title for another DJJ spin position. Will Ms. Salazar be analyzing the death of Martin Lee in Bay County? The abuses and injuries at Greenville and Cypress Creek? I doubt it! DJJ should be reducing the number of "do-nothing check collectors" in the bloated bureaucracy and get some creditable overseers out in the facilities before more tragedies occur. Chervanik can easily handle the phoney "analysis", lies, spin and cover-ups all by himself (that's his speciality). What the Department desperately needs is some capable, hard-working professionals out there in the trenchs. Not more high-paid sponges. ~State Employee

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12/20/06 Orange JDC: ...The entire administration department is like the cast from the "Wizard of Oz". One needs a brain, another needs a heart, and another courage and so on. Not to mention they all need spines... Can someone tell me how Butler goes from Lutienent to Acting ADS... Is williams blind, deaf and dumb or does he just prefer the way Butler kisses his ass... May I ask why the "wicked witch" of the east (Priester)is being demoted? Is it because she tested positive for smoking weed... Oh and lets not for get the "wnanna be stupervisor in training" Officer Moore... He should have went to jail for beating up that kid... ~Anonymous

Hello all. I have to rant and rave again because something is not right at this detention center. The entire administration department is like the cast from the "Wizard of Oz". One needs a brain, another needs a heart, and another courage and so on. Not to mention they all need spines. Why is it when promotions are given out, the deserving ones are overlooked? Can someone tell me how Butler goes from Lutienent to Acting ADS, and it's official-- ADS period. Is williams blind, deaf and dumb or does he just prefer the way Butler kisses his ass? In this position, Butler seems like he just stepped inside a pair of pants that is entirely to tight for him to wear. You think he would tell "Big Daddy" Williams he needs breathing room. Oh well, as he said to many us... he will just have to adjust. Lt. Langford should have been afforded an oppurtunity to apply for this position. He is much better than Butler at doing his job. Unlike Butler (who is a hustler hustler), Langford can do his own shift report. Butler would sit in the supervisors office and have other people do his work. Example: Pagano, how many times have you done Butler's shift report? Or how many times has he sent you out for his food? Why is it this facility hires people who can't work with children because it stresses them out? Or cant work blue dots past two hours? May I ask why the "wicked witch" of the east (Priester)is being demoted? Is it because she tested positive for smoking weed? She should have told them it was for medicinal purposes or glaucoma. Just maybe she would have been able to keep her job. Who else is in line for a demotion? Could it be Sgt. Ortiz. Have you all noticed how when Sgt. Hill gets pissed off she looks like Satan's sister. She needs an exorcist to release the demon in her. Guilford, you need to relax and not be so damn paranoid, you stress the rest of us out. Oh and lets not for get the "wnanna be stupervisor in training" Officer Moore. I really hope no one is taking this man seriously about making him an official white shirt stupervisor. This would be bad, I mean really bad. Does anyone know the details of his departure a while back. Something about how he almost beat one of the youths to death in the sally port here at Orange while the youth was still in handcuffs, shackles and a bellychain. Moore is that the only way you caould win your fights? Why was he allowed to return here to Orange? And why do the stupervisors on his shift place him on a pedastool? As if he is so much better than the rest of us. He should have went to jail for beating up that kid, but some I am sure got him out of that. Hmmm... I wonder who that was?

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12/20/06 DJJ Policy: To writer of ,12/18/06 Other: If Chervanik knew about problems at Bay county Boot Camp prior to the death of Anderson and failed to act; You bring out a very good point , But according to records ,Govenor Bush and the Inspector General knew of porblems in Pinellas DJJ and several other falcaltiys prior to the Deaths of Danny and Omar yet they chose to put the Investagation on hold... If you find one guilty bye lack of training , staff ect, then the State is responsible. So unless they can show a person acted melisionly they will protect them in short ! Here is one page I am refering to... http://www.justice4kids.org/Documents/bushltr.htm ... ~Diana Matthews

To writer of ,12/18/06 Other: If Chervanik knew about problems at Bay county Boot Camp prior to the death of Anderson and failed to act; You bring out a very good point , But according to records ,Govenor Bush and the Inspector General knew of porblems in Pinellas DJJ and several other falcaltiys prior to the Deaths of Danny and Omar yet they chose to put the Investagation on hold as I have been told and or decide it was not needed at the time even though there is a sign document on this site that shows Officers making ! The statements and worried OFFICERS stating they need help before something bad happen's or I beleave I will have to look at it again some one refures to posible death .Yet no one is held responsible .The state holds its employees above the law ,If you find one guilty bye lack of training , staff ect, then the State is responsible. So unless they can show a person acted melisionly they will protect them in short ! Here is one page I am refering to , ... http://www.justice4kids.org/Documents/bushltr.htm  No one will be held accountable and it will never give us back our CHILDREN ,But we have to find away to make changes to protect other children .We can not continue to allow this too happen After one death it was to many Still the stste doesn't open its eyes for justice and abuse , neglect and deaths are becoming common ! Forever in tears Diana ~Diana Matthews

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12/19/06 Other DJJ facility: Ms.Davis who is "ACCOUNTABLE" for the money and property DJJ officials stole from the kids in Miami? Who is "ACCOUNTABLE" for the lack of effective follow-up by Department officials to the complaints and reports of possible abuse at Bay County Boot Camp PRIOR to the death Martin Lee? Who is "ACCOUNTABLE" for the failure of DJJ contractors to provide adequate staff coverage, consistent mandated school hours, mental health services, etc. ? Who is "ACCOUNTABLE" for the lack of performance from the so-called "ACCOUNTABILIY OFFICE"? You must be keeping Casey and the"Knishe"company just goofing off and collecting a check. Haven't noticed much "ACCOUNTABILITY ~Tax Payer

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12/19/06 Frustrated and discouraged: beware of asking questions of your childs jpo as they do not like it. If they do anything wrong they will not admit it and will do whatever it takes to cover it up. They will also take what ever action is taken against them if they do not lose their job will also be taken out on the child. This includes making false statements against them to ignoring any medical problems. I at the current time have a report that came to me from Mr. Olson's office with lies in it that can be proven by my childs last JPO whom they accused her of making. Please listen to every little thing that your child says it amy be extremely important. ~janel kelley

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12/19/06 Miami-Dade JDC: If Pifer (the Cypher) had any balls the corruption and sleaze at Miami-Dade (and Orange, and Escambia, and Manatee, and Pasco and on and on) would not be as disgusting as it has become. His gutless leadership has been a major cause of the conditions that have deteriorated so badly. He will never accept the challenge that has been thrown at his feet and address the problems at Dade or Orange head-on. He just ain't got what it takes. ~Anonymous

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12/19/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Excellent recommendation!!! Pifer do you have the professional integrity and the manhood to take the challenge? Go to Miami-Dade and deal with the theft and cover-up. We have never heard the truth about that crime. Were the victims of the theft compensated? Was anyone disciplined? What was YOUR responsibilty? All the disgusting messages from that site should cause you concern for the welfare of the youth. You should assign yourself there for long enough period of time to put the place in order. Maybe you could indicate to all that you are not the worthless joke everyone thinks you are. Like the man said...Lets see what you got!!! ~Anonymous

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12/19/06 Orange JDC: Let the trust be told! Mr. williams is placing youths in confinement for two are more weeks at a time, without explaining reason for additional time... Mr. william has sexually hrrasseed many female staff... to be a non-black employee is very difficulty, you are discriminated against... LET TALK ABOUT INCIDENT REPORTS-we are guided on how to write the reports and the information is not always as reported. Like the last escape, the young lady was missing for more than (150 minutes, but reports did not indicate it... the incident that happen on nov. 11, 06 on e1 mod, that they recorded another incident, not the incident in quertion and forward the tape to tallah... ~Anonymous

[NOTE FROM J4K: Message sent to DJJ's Eubanks & Pifer]

Let the trust be told! Mr. williams is placing youths in confinement for two are more weeks at a time, without explaining reason for additional time, (Jeremy Fountain, marvin Ashley and other). Let not talk about Mr. William and his nephew getting there hair cut by staff on company time! Lets address the rats, ants and spider problem, It child abuse to have kids in that type of enviroment. Officer Erick Coley and Freda Smith were previous employees and co-workers of Mr. Williams. Both employees were prromised if they come to Orange detention, they would get any shift they wanted and guarented a promotion. The latter part of september and the early part of octember, Officer Butler spoke with several officers ststing " Mr. williams would speak on his behalf to get the assist position in seminole", After he did not get the position. Butler also stated " mr. williams guarenteed him the next assist position at Orange Detention". I THOUGHT THE STATE WAS A EEOC EMPLOYER. There are other human resourcse violation, such as Breaks, and constantly threaten about our jobs and shift changes if to many worker comp issue are reported. Mr. william has sexually hrrasseed many female staff, Ms. monroe, deesh thorten and others. Mr. william support other sexually harrassee, such as Mr. howard with officer richey and mr. holmes who was arrested. to be a non-black employee is very difficulty, you are discriminated against.I want to work hard as the next man. I do not want RACE to be an issue. LET TALK ABOUT INCIDENT REPORTS-we are guided on how to write the reports and the information is not always as reported. Like the last escape, the young lady was missing for more than (150 minutes, but reports did not indicate it. Also at Orange detention merit is base on populenity. Freda Smith continue to tell staff " Mr. williams has promised her the next training position. We're see how that play out! Butler bragged to myself and other trainee, the incident that happen on nov. 11, 06 on e1 mod, that they recorded another incident, not the incident in quertion and forward the tape to tallah. One day Mr. butler told me, mr. williams said in a meeting, mr. shembri said " He want the fat man fired". talking about Mr. Harold Stephen. i think mr. Stephen bring lots of leadership to the department. mod was Orange detention have a lot of good employees, what we need is a good leader who care about the youhs and staff in our facility, and stop putting his self first! As a trainee, working at Orange Detention is very stressful ~Anonymous

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12/19/06 Riverside Academy: My name is David W. Galloway. I was working for Sunshine Youth Services Riverside Academy... I was the dietary manager there. Last week tuesday 12-12-2006 was my 60 day review... I was told that I was doing a very good job and they had nothing for me to sign. The next day they talked about an inspection by DJJ set up for the 20th of december. I was not properly taught how to fill out their paperwork but I was taught not to make up information... They then looked at the paperwork and wanted me to make up all the figures, knife count, etc and I said that was against policy and they fired me for not cooperating... The paperwork fraud and the kids allowed to use knives inside the kitchen are some of the grave errors that they don't wish to address... ~Dave W Galloway

[NOTE FROM J4K: DJJ Case #2006-08543]

My name is David W. Galloway. I was working for Sunshine Youth Services Riverside Academy in Tampa Florida on Martin Luther Kink Jr. I was the dietary manager there. Last week tuesday 12-12-2006 was my 60 day review given by HR Magene and I was told that I was doing a very good job and they had nothing for me to sign. The next day they talked about an inspection by DJJ set up for the 20th of december. I was not properly taught how to fill out their paperwork but I was taught not to make up information just to pass an inspection. They then looked at the paperwork and wanted me to make up all the figures, knife count, etc and I said that was against policy and they fired me for not cooperating. I know all of noivember and december paperwork in the kitchen is fraudelent. They also have those kids working in the kitchen with social director Jill and spanish person Jesus working with the knives and such and this has been ok'd by Brian and Jason and Jasir. I have first hand knowledge of this. I was attacked or threatened by these kids many times which is on the tapes and when I asked the staff for help and support they did nothing which was againsat corporate policy and when I tried to contact coprorate about all this Brian and Jason and Keith and Jasier immediately called a meeting with me at riverside and told me in closed doors that what goes on at riverside stays at riverside. Shortly after this with their very lax attitudes a kid escaped. No matter how I tried to enforce all the rules, there was so much resistance against me with all the staff from top management down through techs and kitchen that you almost want to give up. The paperwork fraud and the kids allowed to use knives inside the kitchen are some of the grave errors that they don't wish to address. Basically those kids rule the roost. ~Dave W Galloway

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12/18/06 DJJ Residential: Ramona Salazar was recently rewarded for her fine past performance and promoted by Charlie Chervanik and Carolyn Floyd to the positon of Senior Management Analyst in the North Residential Region. The word is, she is already making a name for herself as a prime example of the autocratic, inept and arrogant management style seemingly valued by the current DJJ Management Team. Go team!!! ~an observer

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12/18/06 DJJ Policy: I also saw the Casey quote. What a joke coming from him! Does anyone know what the heck he is actually supposed to be doing? What is his job? No one I've talked to over there has a clue. ~Insider

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12/18/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Challenge to Pifer, Come to Miami-Dade and perform personnal interviews with staff,teachers,POs,youth and some families. Provide a plausible,serious and factual(for a change) explanation of the massive thefts that occurred here for so long. Ascertain if the vulgar,threatening emails from this facility are representative of the caliber of personnel at the facility. Put the place in some semblance of order and professional standards. Demonstrate some personal leadership if you are able. Do it if you have the guts or just continue to sit your butt,make lame excuses and collect your nice check. ~Lets see What You are Made Of

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12/18/06 Gus Barreiro: Only DJJ would create an office (including staff positions and major budgetary impact) specifally to shield the Department Secretary, other DJJ elites and corporate friends from responsibilty for thefts,abuse,contamiation and the deaths of inmate kids. In "DJJ-Speak" this office of spin and cover-up is called "THE OFFICE OF ACCOUNTABILITY". Only at DJJ would lies and excuses be called "ACCOUNTABILITY". Only at DJJ would an Office assigned to provide cover and enable shoddy,unethical practices to occur at DJJ facilities be called (in DJJ-speak) an office of "QUAILITY ASSURANCE". ~Tax Payer

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12/18/06 Charlie Crist: Our new Governor has promised " open government" and "transparency" in Tallahassee. How Gov. Christ handles the established gang of wastrels,political back-slappers,and plain-old crooks at DJJ will be an indication of his sincereity. You can be certain the lobbying and jockying for position is well underway among Department elites(key staff). That is what folks like Chervanik,McElroy,Casey,Pifer and Lorenzo do best. If Christ is wise and true to his word he will send the whole rotten bunch (DJJ administration Director and above) packing. There isn't much in those offices worthy of keeping around for an "open" Administration. Check the record. ~Dunedin

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12/18/06 Miami-Dade JDC: What Pate think just because her peoples died that someone sopose to feel sorry for her???? Hell every body happy she keeping her mouth close!!! Grow up and get over it!!!But, look out supervisors if her master walker get missing on a saturday she called out to support her lady!!Both of them just need to pack up they stuff and just leave, at this time people should being giveing Pate a shoulder but there wasn't any annoucement or anything, so there goes to show no one cares,hell she could be lieing.but good job keep them h*es apart and pff the female mod,continue juggleing them ho*s!!!!Keep up the good work mod 14!!!!!!!!!! ~Anonymous

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12/18/06 DJJ Policy: Why didn't Chervanik take action at the Bay County Boot Camp prior to the death of Anderson? There had been prior complaints and reports of related type problems at that site. If the Asst.Secreatary of Residential Services knew of problems why didn't he take action. If he didn't know what was going on in his area of responsibliity;why did't he know? Chervanik always claims ignorance of problems until an exposure occurs(remember Greenville Hills,Pahokee,Thompson). It has been his primary defensive procedure. First deny then lie. It's difficult to smooth over a brutal death on video, Charlie. I can't wait to hear what Mr. Meredith has to share. ~Anonymous

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12/18/06 Other: If Chervanik knew about problems at Bay county Boot Camp prior to the death of Anderson and failed to act; why hasn't he been charged or at least fired? If Chervanik didn't know of problems at the Bay County Boot Camp;why didn't he know? There had been earlier complaints and reports of problems at that site. Why is Chervanik always ignorant of contamination,abuse,etc. until a crisis occurs or an outside source exposes the problem? Maybe Steve Meredith will have some answers. ~Parent

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12/18/06 Miami-Dade JDC: ...Capt. Berry, do you think people are not aware of the fact that you and Officer Jacobs from Broward are intimately involved. I give you credit you're sharp and you know you're stuff, but let's be real as you often say; you are as ghetto and thugged out as they come, but you do a good job of disguising from your boss, but be careful... Chief Watson... Do you think no one is aware of the of the numerous of undercover flirtacious comments you make frequently around the compound. I wonder when some of the officers get tired of your "Red Flag" behavior, are you going to have them moved to broward like you did to Bess! There's nothing more to say about Pretty Boy, other than... ~Anonymous

As for the administrative team of Miami Dade. First let's start with Capt. Berry, do you think people are not aware of the fact that you and Officer Jacobs from Broward are intimately involved. I give you credit you're sharp and you know you're stuff, but let's be real as you often say; you are as ghetto and thugged out as they come, but you do a good job of disguising from your boss, but be careful is all I'm going to say to you. Chief Watson question for you. Do you think no one is aware of the of the numerous of undercover flirtacious comments you make frequently around the compound. I wonder when some of the officers get tired of your "Red Flag" behavior, are you going to have them moved to broward like you did to Bess! There's nothing more to say about Pretty Boy, other than We hope you're ready for what's about to come your way! ~Anonymous

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12/18/06 Charlie Crist: If the committee that Gov. elect Christ has charged with reviewing DJJ is observant and through they will note that the Department is structured for the benefit of career DJJ administrators and other officials not for public service or the welfare of youth. Good pay with little direct accountability or effort is the name of the game among the "key staff" and in the regional offices. Cover-ups, lies, false reports and record keeping, in-house reviews and investigations are the methods by which the system has been maintained. ~Tax Payer

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12/18/06 Miami-Dade JDC: ...This is indicative of why people who view this board have such a bad perception about the staff who work at Dade Detention... As for your support of Hinson and Delancy, the only thing I can say about that is Hinson... she's going to take Pretty Boy Delancy with her, because that's the type of person she is. So my advice to Ponder, Hinson's daughter-in-law Wade, is to remember what you were taught coming up as a little child, you stay away from snakes and poision, because they both can have a deadly effect. Hinson remember when your past catch up with you, it's going to hurt harder... ~Anonymous

First of all to the annoymous writer or shall I say coward. The word is not spell with an "H" it's with a "W" This is indicative of why people who view this board have such a bad perception about the staff who work at Dade Detention, and it's not fair to many officers, supervisors, & administrators who commit themselves everyday to working to make Dade Detention a better place. As for your support of Hinson and Delancy, the only thing I can say about that is Hinson when she falls for the stuff that she has done, and is doing that she think no one is aware of, she's going to take Pretty Boy Delancy with her, because that's the type of person she is. So my advice to Ponder, Hinson's daughter-in-law Wade, is to remember what you were taught coming up as a little child, you stay away from snakes and poision, because they both can have a deadly effect. Hinson remember when your past catch up with you, it's going to hurt harder than the travesty you have caused the good staff that has been bitten by your viporous venem. ~Anonymous

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12/17/06 Charlie Crist: To Governor Christ, DJJ spokesperson Lorenzo publicly acknowledged that DJJ authorities have failed to return confiscated money and property. What is being done to retrieve the stolen money for return to the rightful owners? Will the victims of these thefts be compensated? Will the thieves be prosecuted? Will top DJJ officials be called to account for these CRIMES? ~Parent

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12/17/06 Other: I just caught the Steve Casey quote on the homepage. "Every system needs a conscience"; how sweet to hear such noble words from a worthless, do-nothing, political hack that has sapped the system for years. If the DJJ "key staff" displayed far more "conscience" and far less hippocracy there would be less contamination,fraud,theft,abuse and death. Keep the phoney words Casey...We've observed the actions. ~Tax Payer

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12/17/06 Other: Regardless of other changes that may occur at DJJ ; it is critical that those that have participated in years of deceitful practices and cover-ups leave DJJ along with Schembri. For the most part the Asst.Secretaries, Directors, Regional Directors have focussed their interest and enery on the enhancement of their personal careers, political patronage and the maintainence of a bloated bureaucracy. The welfare of youth or service to the public are not priorities with this self-serving crew. The failure of these parasitic bureaucrats has resulted in injuries and even death of youth in the DJJ facilities. ~Tax Payer

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12/16/06 DJJ Policy: DOE/JJEEP/QA and DJJ/QA should get the "Genius" award for allowing the QAs of educational programs in the DJJ facilities to be reduced in number, scope and accuracy. IEPs in the DJJ school programs are a joke. Kids do not receive the special education services they should. FCAT preparation and testing is sporatic or non-existent, school classes are often cancelled due to short-staffing,scheduling problems or fighting. Most facilities falsify school schedule reports to indicate more minutes of school than is truly provided consistently, JJEEP QAs are mostly scripted shams. Kids in DJJ are being cheated out of an education... ~Educator

DOE/JJEEP/QA and DJJ/QA should get the "Genius" award for allowing the QAs of educational programs in the DJJ facilities to be reduced in number, scope and accuracy. IEPs in the DJJ school programs are a joke. Kids do not receive the special education services they should. FCAT preparation and testing is sporatic or non-existent, school classes are often cancelled due to short-staffing,scheduling problems or fighting. Most facilities falsify school schedule reports to indicate more minutes of school than is truly provided consistently, JJEEP QAs are mostly scripted shams. Kids in DJJ are being cheated out of an education. Check out Riverside,Falkenburg,Escambia,Thompson,Miami-Dade,Cypress Creek and Polk City.Classes are cancelled every week at almost every site without corresponding reductions in state FTE funding for the hours of education not provided. ~Educator

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12/16/06 Gus Barreiro: Until it is recognized that change must start at the top of the Residential section (Charley C.) there will be no real change in the many comittment facilities overseen by this department. Many who have worked with him know that his self-interest and that of the providers takes precedence over the needs of youths. He says the right words but the actions don't follow. Will it take another scandal or worse for the incoming Secretary to recognize this? ~an insider

12/16/06 Falkenburg: To "Anonymous" from Falkenburg, Please leave "God" out of your vengeful attacks and slurs. You have made your point(repeatedly). For a time, some folks felt you were acting out of concern for the kids. Everyone knows Falkenburg is a mess. The continuation of your mean-spirited and childish insults have now displayed that you are a pathetic person with a personal grudge. The stupidity of your nasty barbs enables DJJ to discredit valid reports of corruption. Face it... there are many immoral people employed in DJJ facilities(far too many) but your fixation on this person/s indicates somthing personal. Get some help ! ~J2K Fan

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12/16/06 Other: The"Sterling" performance (poor performance) of Miami-Dade,Orange,Manatee,Escambia and Pinellas have earned for "Pifer the cifer(zero)" another regognition as "DJJ Genius of the Week". It appears that his "leadership" has resulted in the maintainence of standards (Low standards) in the JDCs statewide. Remarkably this amazing career bureaucratic hump has risen high on the state pay scale without being held accountable for the chaos in his area of responsibility. He is rarely seen at the sight of the "crimes". Definetely another demonstration of DJJ genius. ~Awards Committee

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12/15/06 Manatee JDC: Biggoted Staff. Let us talk DISCRIMINATION... What happens to be good for cacusian staff, sorry not good for any people of color in Manatee.Why Gargett? You are the reason... People of color are called names, degraded and will never be on the same level as cacusian WHILE EMPLOYED AT MANATEE. How many cacusian women are on Bravo shift? ZERO... Gargett recently said QUOTE: IT IS WHO YOU KNOW AND WHO KNOWS YOU IN ORDER TO GET TO THE TOP WITH DJJ. YOU SAID BY YOU KNOWING ULIASZ IS HOW HE RECIEVED HIS JOB AND IS ABLE TO RETAIN IT EVEN WITH HIS PENDING DUI. What has happened to the many people of color that ran into this very same situation and was relieved of thier duties immediatley... ~Anonymous

Biggoted Staff. Let us talk DISCRIMINATION. People of color are the satff that are discriminated against. What happens to be good for cacusian staff, sorry not good for any people of color in Manatee.Why Gargett? You are the reason. Excuses are made for cacusian staff. People of color are called names, degraded and will never be on the same level as cacusian WHILE EMPLOYED AT MANATEE. How many cacusian women are on Bravo shift? ZERO. All are given the best days off Friday and Saturday or Sunday and Monday and placed on Alpha. Do the research Tallahassee. Let us talk about why there is but one cacusian supervisor.They could not do the job and exited without notice or asked to be demoted. Ask them two are still employed at Manatee. People of color will never exceed. Is that not correct, Gargett? Gargett recently said QUOTE: IT IS WHO YOU KNOW AND WHO KNOWS YOU IN ORDER TO GET TO THE TOP WITH DJJ. YOU SAID BY YOU KNOWING ULIASZ IS HOW HE RECIEVED HIS JOB AND IS ABLE TO RETAIN IT EVEN WITH HIS PENDING DUI. What has happened to the many people of color that ran into this very same situation and was relieved of thier duties immediatley? The people of color at Manatee are very professional and are well respected by kids, parents, Judges, State Attorneys, Deputies and people in the community. Tallahassee, we invite and welcome you to Manatee. People of color will tell you they are discriminated against daily by "GOOD OLE BOY GARGETT". We have told you of this very issue before Tallahassee, correct it. ~Anonymous

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12/15/06 Falkenburg: God have mercy on your soul Mrs. Barnett, or Harris. That poor ignorant ex-husband now knows. We told him. I hope for your children's sake, you will find God one day. It puzzles us why the good lord puts children with the wicked and unfaithful. Judgement day will come for you. We only told him about the one man, we couldn't bring ourselves to tell him of the others. All of this because of the company you keep. Dec. 31st is coming! ~Anonymous

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12/14/06 DJJ Policy: To Pifer, If you were conscientious about your job, you would get yourself down to that Cess-pool at Miami-Dade and check out first-hand the source of all those idiotic and threatening emails. If kids are really incarcerated under the management of vulgar trash indicated by those emails;the deaths of kids in DJJ facilities are quite understandable. Your reputation as a do-nothing,political butt-kisser appears to be well founded. You should be embarrassed to accept the big salary you receive from working Floridians while the Detention Centers are allowed to run amok. ~Insider

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12/14/06 Orange JDC: I've heard that Rena has invested a lot of money in "restructuring" her personal and professional "assets" and that her "portfolio" has increased significantly. I don't blame her for wanting to put her best and most noteable "achievements" forward for all to see. Her efforts and expense appear to have enhanced her career. ~Anonymous

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12/14/06 Manatee JDC: I get tired of hearing about discrimination at Manatee.ALL the supervisors besides Mr Gargett and Mr Ogle are african american. And a good majority of these supervisors are bigots towards anyone who "is not in their clique". They ride certain officers and let the others "that are friends" and/or of the same race slide. The white officers have to write a report if they are one minute late, others don't even get spoken to. Officers get yelled at for tardiness but certain supervisors can't make it to muster on time. Practice what you preach... ~Concerned Staff

[NOTE FROM J4K: Message forwarded to DJJ's Pifer]

I get tired of hearing about discrimination at Manatee.ALL the supervisors besides Mr Gargett and Mr Ogle are african american. And a good majority of these supervisors are bigots towards anyone who "is not in their clique". They ride certain officers and let the others "that are friends" and/or of the same race slide. The white officers have to write a report if they are one minute late, others don't even get spoken to. Officers get yelled at for tardiness but certain supervisors can't make it to muster on time. Practice what you preach. Uniforms...hahahaha, a few select officers take pride in how they look, others come in unshaven(including supervisors), holes in uniforms, badges on wrong side of uniform(are you kidding me), a bunch of unprofessional people telling kids how they should dress and act when they can't even dress or act right. Lets get it together guys before all the DJJ facilities get closed and go to the lowest bidder, at this time even the lowest bidder will look better that the unprofessional, biggoted staff that we have at MANATEE ~Concerned Staff

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12/13/06 Falkenburg: in reference to Barnett Yeap she did sleep with that officer already.... man that officer needs to get checked.... Yo officer Polite, what were you thinking.... sleeping with that ***t ... Ms. D, Barnett or whatever your name is now.... You are disgusting... sleeping around with all these officers at your job and now your involved with the other one... Does he know about us... ~Anonymous

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12/13/06 Orange JDC: Oh yes...John's little Rena is still "standing up for the kids". With adequate "support" she is always "out front for all to see". You must admit she does try to get her "points" across. ~Anonymous

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12/13/06 DJJ Policy: ...The concept of "outsourcing" or "privatization" of the management of juvenile facilities is worthy of condideration. The disaster in Florida has been the lack of adequate oversight... Contracted service providers that seek to manage at-risk populations must possess excellent quaility not merely excellent lobbyists and marketing skills. ~Tax Payer

As a social and fiscal conservative I am generally in agreement with the reduction of government bureauacy and personnel. The concept of "outsourcing" or "privatization" of the management of juvenile facilities is worthy of condideration. The disaster in Florida has been the lack of adequate oversight of contracted providers, the behind the scenes deal-making between contractors and DJJ officials and politicians, and general incompetence and lack of integrity demonstrated by DJJ and the major contractors. Contracted service providers that seek to manage at-risk populations must possess excellent quaility not merely excellent lobbyists and marketing skills. ~Tax Payer

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12/13/06 Charlie Crist: To Governor Christ, When you consider a replacement for the "Knishe".Please checkout the resume this time around. Anyone with a good PR staff and unlimited use of public money and resources can fluff up a fancy VITAE about all the honors they were"nominated"for(back in New York) while leaving out all the thefts and law violations they were investigated for. DJJ desperately needs a leader with character and ability not another phoney, political blow-hard. ~Anonymous

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12/13/06 Boot Camps: Falkenburg, You have made your point (about 10 times now). All your continued emails do is win sympathy (deserved or not) for the counsellors. There are enough infractions and sleaze at Falkenburg for you to come up with something new. Your continued repeats of the same attempts at cuteness is growing tiresome and self-defeating. ~J4K Fan

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12/13/06 Charlie Crist: Govenor Crist Transistion team :Department of Juvenile Justice:Jeff McAdmas selected by Crist to head the committee on the Department of Juvenile Justice. Jeff McAdams is an officer with the Gainesville Police Department and the President of Alachua Countyís Gator Lodge 67, Fraternal Order of Police. He is a certified criminal investigator, a certified narcotics officer and Vice President of the Board of Directors for Alachua Counties Boys and Girls Club. Mr. McAdams graduated from the Santa Fe Community College Police Academy. ~Anonymous

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12/13/06 Other: ...Gainesville police officer and union leader Jeff McAdams campaigned for Gov.-elect Charlie Crist and now he's in a position to make sure the new administration makes the right decisions. McAdams has been selected to examine the state's juvenile justice system as a member of one of the 29 citizens' committees that will make recommendations on nearly every aspect of state government during Crist's transition. "When the governor-elect asks you to step up to the plate, you don't want to say, 'Nah, I'm too busy,' " McAdams joked. "It was quite humbling for me," he added more seriously... ~Anonymous

December 12, 2006 Area officer to advise Crist on juvenile justice

Gainesville police officer and union leader Jeff McAdams campaigned for Gov.-elect Charlie Crist and now he's in a position to make sure the new administration makes the right decisions. McAdams has been selected to examine the state's juvenile justice system as a member of one of the 29 citizens' committees that will make recommendations on nearly every aspect of state government during Crist's transition. "When the governor-elect asks you to step up to the plate, you don't want to say, 'Nah, I'm too busy,' " McAdams joked. "It was quite humbling for me," he added more seriously. "I hope to do the best job." McAdams, who worked on Crist's campaigns in the primary and general election, said his committee has been looking at a variety of juvenile justice issues and will make recommendations shortly. ~Anonymous

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12/12/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Slow yo role h-e! yes you. Back up off supervisor hinson. yall aint or should I say you aint gonna do sh-- to her. yall aint gonna step to her. yall aint female enough. And when you do please make sure we all see this. cause yall know hinson dont play around. and step to ponder and delancy gonna take you out of a j.o.b. hinson do her job every day, and the same way to she dont change it. yall dont scare her yall just make her stronger. girl do what you do and keep being good at it. ponder keep seeing who you want they aint got nothing but hate for you. and yall know walker aint wrote nothing so stop faken. and if she did she just gonna be on her way out of a job. ~Anonymous

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12/12/06 Charlie Crist: ...The reason DJJ has been allowed to become so corrupt and inefficient can be laid largely at the feet of the Governor's office... Some feel Jeb did not want to deal with the embarrassment of another of his appointees going south. Others feel that the Bush zeal to "outsource" and "privatize" allowed poor performing... profiteers to operate with only marginal oversight from an inept and corrupt Department. Regardless of the reason... we now look to you to demonstate that it will not be business as usual. Please stand tall on this issue. ~Tax Payer

To Charlie Christ, The reason DJJ has been allowed to become so corrupt and inefficient can be laid largely at the feet of the Governor's office. Failure to see or failure to act on growing problems allowed mold to grow,fraud to continue and kids to die. Some feel Jeb did not want to deal with the embarrassment of another of his appointees going south. Others feel that the Bush zeal to "outsource" and "privatize" allowed poor performing but well lobbyied and funded profiteers to operate with only marginal oversight from an inept and corrupt Department. Regardless of the reason ; Governor Christ, we now look to you to demonstate that it will not be business as usual. Please stand tall on this issue. ~Tax Payer

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12/12/06 Other: ...there is merit in "Insider's" suggestion to declare at state of emergency at DJJ and appoint a temporary Field General-type leader... Jim Smith would be a good choice if he is still well. This person should answer only to the Governor who would be responsible for the outcome. Reorganizing a Department that has existed so-long in darkness and corruption will take strong and decisive action... ~Tax Payer

I think there is merit in "Insider's" suggestion to declare at state of emergency at DJJ and appoint a temporary Field General-type leader. This interim leader would be given the task rooting out the entrenched self-serving bureaucrats and the ,out and out, crooks that hold positions and influence in the Department. Jim Smith would be a good choice if he is still well. This person should answer only to the Governor who would be responsible for the outcome. Reorganizing a Department that has existed so-long in darkness and corruption will take strong and decisive action. Even locating truthful information will be very difficult after years of cover-up and corruption. ~Tax Payer

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12/12/06 Falkenburg: How was the weekend Miss D and Ditzy(The Puff, Puff, Give Sisters.) How big was the bag this weekend? How many of those kids have you already told this week not to do it, then bragged to the officers that you did, or did the guards already know cause they was with you? Barnett, or whatever your name is now, and Ditzy....yall should be ashamed. For two that are supposed to be examples and therapy for these kids, you sure are makin' some poor decisions. Don't think there ain't people watchin yall now. ~Anonymous

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12/11/06 Escambia JDC: Someone from Tallahassee needs to come and take care of administration at escambia detention,they continues to cover up problems,they knows when QA are coming so they call all of the staff in to work for that day or those days,as long as they needs them to cover up so QA thinks there are proper staffing.aso,Lee gave permission to a mignight supervisor to operate the shift without a female worker and to let 2 male officers work on the shift on january 22,2006.please forward this information to Mr.Pifer he needs to know this. ~Anonymous

[NOTE FROM J4K: Message forwarded to DJJ's Pifer and Davis.]

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12/11/06 Miami-Dade JDC: To "Season Reason" at Miami-Dade, Please leave the name of our lord out of your nasty messages. Remember,at judgement, you must answer for every idle thought. To destroy a person's name is to murder that person and punishment will befall ye. Please think my sister! ~ A Friend

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12/11/06 Miami-Dade JDC: The loot stolen from the property room is long gone.It appears after the investigation Gail Bess took the rap. ~Anonymous

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12/11/06 Orange JDC: It has been while I havent been to this board, and I guess by now everyone at Orange knows about the affair between Rena and John... It has been going on for a while and NO ONE ever the guts to say anything... she works when she wants to, wears whatever she wants to, despite her inappropriate dressing code - is she really a doctor? From what school? She gossips about the nurses and the officers, ... I heard John on the phone, in the hallway at Osceola, negotiating her salary... she makes more than the other people... that should say something ~Osceola DJC

It has been while I havent been to this board, and I guess by now everyone at Orange knows about the affair between Rena and John... It has been going on for a while and NO ONE ever the guts to say anything... she works when she wants to, wears whatever she wants to, despite her inappropriate dressing code - is she really a doctor? From what school? She gossips about the nurses and the officers, running to John - and I was told, not to the big boss at Orange - telling them every single mistake that the officers, nurses and other mental health staff makes... to make herself look good and the others look better... I heard John on the phone, in the hallway at Osceola, negotiating her salary over the phone, she makes more than the other people... that should say something ~Osceola DJC

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12/10/06 Miami-Dade JDC: ...look here hinson, i'm getting tired of your s**t. i'm also getting tired of ponder s**t as well. both them hoes can die in hell. when the new sec. come in febrary hinson your ass will be toast. and if you even attempt to come at me wrong i'll let you have it. yeah it's true me and pate did have a little fight, but you see that hoe all over my p***y again. she like my little slave. she'll do what ever. and ponder b***h if you really don't like me... ~Ofc. Walker

Please do post all this message. the last one i post didn't get posted. look here hinson, i'm getting tired of your s**t. i'm also getting tired of ponder s**t as well. both them hoes can die in hell. when the new sec. come in febrary hinson your ass will be toast. and if you even attempt to come at me wrong i'll let you have it. yeah it's true me and pate did have a little fight, but you see that hoe all over my p***y again. she like my little slave. she'll do what ever. and ponder b***h if you really don't like me that bad holla b***h. you know where i be at. i'm waiting for your ass to jump wrong. and if your little homie king try to jump in it, i'll handle her ass too. and i do mean business. in matter of fact, f*** all y'all hoes at djj. if you don't like it come holla at me. because i'll straighten all of you. ~Ofc. Walker

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12/10/06 Other: Regarding the retention of the current top DJJ officials the new Secretary will have to analyze the ability and the character of the present "key staff" and Regional Directors. Hopefully he/she will take into account past performance,integrity issues, competence and work ethic. Given an objective consideration,It is unlikly many of the current group will remain. Most have been absorbed by the secretive, bureaucratic world of the Department. Virtues like honesty,concern for youth,don't exist for long in that tepid sewer. ~Anonymous

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12/10/06 Charlie Crist: Could former Cabinet member Jim Smith or former Governor Martinez be considered for taking on the role of Secretary of DJJ/Aide to the Governor Christ on an emergency interim basis until the current crisis conditions in DJJ can be corrected. The state would benefit from a declaration of emergency within the corrupt DJJ system... True conditions within the Department have been concealed... ~Insider

Could former Cabinet member Jim Smith or former Governor Martinez be considered for taking on the role of Secretary of DJJ/Aide to the Governor Christ on an emergency interim basis until the current crisis conditions in DJJ can be corrected. The state would benefit from a declaration of emergency within the corrupt DJJ system. The numerous deaths,contamination incidents,escapes, riots,unrendered mandatory services,fraud and cover-ups has created a need for extraneous extrordinadry action. True conditions within the Department have been concealed. An indepth audit(perhaps a grand jury investigation) will be required in order to ascertain the depth of the deceptions that have occurred. ~Insider

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12/10/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Dobuler was assigned to Miami-Dade to terminate the culture that was working here, but hires Officers Pate and Officer Walker and the facility goes back to ground Zero!!! Nice work WING-NUT. ~Jack Meoff

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12/10/06 Charlie Crist: ...Please protect our tax dollars from the greed of lobbyists/paid reps, unsrupulous contracted providers and self-serving career officials in DJJ. The presence of waste and fraud in DJJ has been imbedded over years of corruption. Youth have actually died in custody due to lack of proper management of DJJ programs. Abuse and environmental contamination has been down-graded and hidden from families and from the public. To correct this disaster,you must appoint and support a strong,aggressive and honest leader for DJJ... ~Tax Payer

To Charlie Christ, Please protect our tax dollars from the greed of lobbyists/paid reps, unsrupulous contracted providers and self-serving career officials in DJJ. The presence of waste and fraud in DJJ has been imbedded over years of corruption. Youth have actually died in custody due to lack of proper management of DJJ programs. Abuse and environmental contamination has been down-graded and hidden from families and from the public. To correct this disaster,you must appoint and support a strong,aggressive and honest leader for DJJ and begin long-needed reform of a Department that has rotted from the top down. We are beyond a quick fix or minor political adjustment. Time for "Chain Gang Charlie" to kick some butt! ~Tax Payer

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12/10/06 DJJ Policy: Where were the illustrious "monitors" at the Bay County Boot Camp, at Greenville Hills, at Cypress Creek, at Falkenburg, Riverside, PJCF, Okeechobee, Thompson, Sago Palm, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach? Death, Mold, Riots, lack of services; Where were the "monitors"? Where was Chervanik? Where was Pifer? These greedy, corrupt people are disgusting! Please no more sweet talk, excuses, smooth-overs and cover-ups. ~Parent

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12/10/06 Miami-Dade JDC: To the Miami-Dade Anonymous Post, Is there some reason that people state-wide that read this site should care about what you think about "Pate and Walker"? I am curious; are you a White person mocking African American speech or are you just ignorant? Your semi-literate messages are an embarrassment to Black folk. No one cares about all the personal problems between the trash at Miam-Dade. It's simply old news. Tell us about the thefts or the abuse,or the death of Omar or something important. Keep the street talk for your home life. ~JJDO

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12/10/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Whats up Pate and Walker thinking that they run s**t around the facility. I want to know why Pate came off the mod when Porter and Walker was exchanging words. Ya'll ho's flaw. Walker do you think that you earned points or made the kids think you were bad cause you started an argument with Porter in front of them? I think not. And Pate why are you worried if your bd gone find out bout you and "r". Like you said earlier, that's your pu**y you can give it to anyone you want to. Just tell him that same $**t. Porter just tell them females to place their heads in front of that mazda and you continue to move foward. ~JESUS IS THE REASON, FOR THE SEASON

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12/10/06 Charlie Crist: An inside source recently said that Schembri has expressed his expectation to remain in his position. Can this possibly be true? Surely, Governor Christ will rid state government of this documented NYC thief. The leadership in the Department both in the grossly over-staffed Tallahassee offices and the regional offices is composed primarily of political butt-kissers and incompetent do-nothings. The system is badly broken. Too many deaths. To many contamination incidents. To many lies and cover-ups. Schembri is an embarrassment with a phony fluffed-up resume. Gov. Christ Send him away and don't stop there. ~Insider

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12/10/06 Other: I do see the resembalance of Anthony Schembri to both the Rumpole character and with Buddy Hacket. There is another TV/movie personality,however,that he more closely resembles. Remember the walrus on the Disney animal cartoon special? I tell you that fat walrus was a mirror image of the ole "Knishe". ~Anonymous

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12/09/06 Collier JDC: W S from Collier JDC is another fine example of the caliber of people DJJ employs to staff the JDCs. Youth should be protected from the influence of such disgusting individuals not put under the custody of such trash. Another of Pifer's well-staffed detention facilities. ~Anonymous

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12/09/06 Miami-Dade JDC: If pate and walker dont like where they at, then they need to stopp all the woof woof and leave. aint no one holding yall here. like we said yall sit and talk bout supervisors, officers and look on line at work at this web site. you that unhappy leave aint no one gonna miss yall. bye. bye. ~Anonymous

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12/09/06 DJJ Policy: Monitors?!?... Are you kidding!? Please,get real about this situation! Those career gofers,brown-noser,clowns are definetly not serious "monitors". For the most part they are just the looser friends of regional administrators in the job because they are harmless and not too bright. There are a few exceptions. Damn few. Thats the reason for the lousy conditions and sloppy operations in most of the facilities (and the reason for the contamination, injuries and deaths). Check it out... ~See for Yourself

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12/09/06 DJJ Policy: ...it is fraud to take state dollars for services unrendered! The contractors know that they will be lightly monitored (if at all)... they can get away with hiring marginal staff... School hours,mental health,physical activities,are often cut short or cancelled. The contractors and their representatives solicit more state money even while they fail to meet their current committments. DJJ does little or nothing... The profiteers live in splender (like Richie Rich and Jacuzzi Jim the Sunshine Boys)... ~Anonymous

To Tax Payer, You better believe that it is fraud to take state dollars for services unrendered! The contractors know that they will be lightly monitored (if at all). They also know that they can get away with hiring marginal staff ,running understaffed and maintaining dirty facilities. Mandatory,required,School hours,mental health,physical activities,are often cut short or cancelled. The contractors and their representatives solicit more state money even while they fail to meet their current committments. DJJ does little or nothing and only when there is an exposure of a problem. The profiteers live in splender (like Richie Rich and Jacuzzi Jim the Sunshine Boys). How sweet it is! ~Anonymous

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12/09/06 Other: I've seen the Rumpole character and there definetely is a strong resemblance to Schembi. I see a much greater resemblance ,however, to the portly comedian (not very funny) Buddy Hackett. Both the "Knishe" and Hacket also share that "charming" NYC demeanor and wit that some find so "engaging". Yuck ...Back to Brooklynn,please. ~Look-a-likes

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12/09/06 Other: The mismanagment and corruption of DJJ Resdential Services will continue and get worse until Charlie Chervanik and his three hand picked Residential Directors {Carolyn Floyd. Tom MacFayden, Diane Feldman} are removed from power. The track record... is littered with youth death, facility riots, escapes... yet Chervanik and his directors continue to be in charge. Why? What is their power base? How can Secretary Schmebri expect to be invited to stay on as Secretary when he condones this kind of poor performance by his Residential managers? ~Anonymous

The mismanagment and corruption of DJJ Resdential Services will continue and get worse until Charlie Chervanik and his three hand picked Residential Directors {Carolyn Floyd. Tom MacFayden, Diane Feldman} are removed from power. The track record for Mr. Chervanik, Carolyn Floyd, Tom MacFayden and Diane Feldman, is littered with youth death, facility riots, escapes,facility closures,child abuse,and fiscal mismanagment....yet Chervanik and his directors continue to be in charge. Why? What is their power base? How can Secretary Schmebri expect to be invited to stay on as Secretary when he condones this kind of poor performance by his Residential managers? ~Anonymous

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12/09/06 Other: Talk about inefficiency and redundancy of roles...DJJ has at least three sections assigned to investigations and compiamce/accountability matters (Inspector General's Office,Office of Accountability and Office of Quality Assurance)... DOE and JJEEP are responsible for monitoring and supporting the educatioanal services in the DJJ facilities yet the Department employs a high-paid Education Services Director to do someting or other. No has a clue what Casey is suppose to be doing. Collins and Lorenzo share designated fibbing role... ~Tax Payer

Talk about inefficiency and redundancy of roles...DJJ has at least three sections assigned to investigations and compiamce/accountability matters (Inspector General's Office,Office of Accountability and Office of Quality Assurance). These offices are in addition to state-level and regional-level officials in areas including Residential and Detention. DOE and JJEEP are responsible for monitoring and supporting the educatioanal services in the DJJ facilities yet the Department employs a high-paid Education Services Director to do someting or other. No has a clue what Casey is suppose to be doing. Collins and Lorenzo share designated fibbing role. With all this expensive staff we should see some excellent programs out there. Hmmm, Is Miami-Dade an example? ~Tax Payer

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12/09/06 DJJ Policy: The so-called "monitors" are often caught between incompetent, cowardly, butt-kissing regional administrators and politically-connected (heavily lobbied-up) profiteer contracted providers or long-time Department feather-bedders. Even the monitors that may ,at times, attempt to do a honest report on problem areas (a rare occurance)find that negative reports are usually stifled and covered-up. Perhaps Karen West is really trying to do an effective job. That is why she feels frustrated in a corrupt system. ~Anonymous

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12/09/06 DJJ Policy: Speak for yourself Ms.West. I have heard that you are,indeed, a consciencious monitor but most aren't; thus the repeated contamination in the same facilities,maggots in food,short staffing, failure to properly obtain back-ground checks,sleeping on the job,screwing on the job, falsifying logs and documents...must I go on? The contractors laugh at monitors...they laugh all the way to the bank. ~Insider

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12/08/06 Gus Barreiro: I hope if Mr. Barreiro is appointed Secretary of DJJ I hope he will consider keeping Darryl Olsen as Assistant Secretary for Probation. Recently had the opportunity to meet Mr. Olsen and he is a breath of fresh air for the department. He is supportive of djj employees having worked his way up from a probation officer 30 years ago. He actually cares about his employees and stands up for them. We need more people of the quality and integrity of Mr. Olsen in leadership positions in DJJ. ~Anonymous

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12/08/06 Collier JDC: if that ignorant fool you have for superintendent would do his job right; there would not be a need to get so many new people! That dirty ba***rd son of a wh**e lets loose his two bi***es on the staff and all they do is ruin people's life, humilliating them and tarnishing their record. Moral is something that will come very hard for CJDC because that is one thing that Jordan, Johnson and Collymore have never had. ~W.S.

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12/08/06 Other: The Awards Committee was stumped this week and settled on a three-way tie... Regional Residential "Leaders" Floyd...,Tom McFadyen..., and Diane Feldman... Without the contributions of these individuals we may never have experienced the mold,maggots,escapes,abuse and deaths that we have observed. Hopefully they will receive all the credit they so richly deserve. Congrax folks..you earned it! ~Awards Committee

The Awards Committee was stumped this week and settled on a three-way tie for the DJJ Genius of the Week Award. Regional Residential "Leaders" Floyd (of Bay couny Boot Camp,Cypress Creek and Greenville Hills fame),Tom McFadyen (of Falkenburg,Polk City,and Riverside fame), and Diane Feldman (of Thompson,Okeechobee,Palm Beach and Sago Palm fame) were the three DJJ leaders selected for recognition. Without the contributions of these individuals we may never have experienced the mold,maggots,escapes,abuse and deaths that we have observed. Hopefully they will receive all the credit they so richly deserve. Congrax folks..you earned it! ~Awards Committee

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12/08/06 Other: It should be obvious by now that nothing Penochio Lorenzo releases to the media can be considered true. She has been a credit to the illustrious tradition of lying set so notably by Arnold and Denham during earlier DJJ cover-ups. Question is : where is Ms.Tara Collins? Is she still in lier's training? Maybe she is doing her internship in deceitfulness under one of the vets like Chervanik or Pifer. That would really be learning at the feet of a master (a master lier that is). ~Insider

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12/08/06 Falkenburg: Yo Miss D puff. puff, give. Ditzy, you got anymore of the yahyo? I can't imagine the conversations these two pot heads have at work. Have you slept with that officer yet? My wedding ring came off in the backseat of his car. These two have no buisness counceling any youth, when they can't even stay away from the drugs themselves. Party hard this weekend girls! The thrill ride can't go on forever. ~Anonymous

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12/08/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Where is the loot from the Miami-Dade heist of the youth's money and property? Where indeed?...Does Pifer have a mansion (like "Jacuzzi Jim and Ritchie Rich the Sunshine Boys")? Just checking! ~Sleuth

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12/08/06 Other: Good point...It is an obvious fact that at the DJJ contracted sites and even some JDCs(like Dade,Orange) there is a disproportionate percentage of poorly educated,low-skilled,trash-mouthed individuals with low moral character and a poor work ethic. It is not news to anyone that is aware of what is going on out there. Lets use this board for more productive purposes like exposing the lies,abuse and corruption of the system at large. If we can achieve quaility leadership in DJJ, we will see the scum washed away. If you are serious about making things better forget the low-level whores for now. Stick to crooks in the DJJ and the corporate administrative offices. ~Anonymous

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12/08/06 DJJ Policy: If there is a Governor's investigation or a legislative review of the financial,ethical and efficiencies of the contractual management of the DJJ contracted providers by Department monitors and administrators,it will indicate many issues more troubling than the "retro pay" to the "Sunshine Boys". The relationships between lobbyists, pols,DJJ officials and the corporate profiteers has been entirely too cozy for too long.The awarding of contracts should be removed from DJJ ASAP;at least until honest DJJ "key staff" can be put in place. ~Tax Payer

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12/08/06 Orange JDC: According to policy youths only control what type level of (PAR) used, now an ORJDC youth control the building. Before putting a youth in confinement for disrespectful toward staff, major disruption, and verbal threaten staff about committing harm you must get a supervisor to talk to youth. Which leads to youth place back on mod laughing at staff? ~Anonymous

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12/08/06 Other: Chervanic should ask the "Sunshine Boys" or Securicor for a job. The Profiteers owe him. They owe him big time! The new DJJ honcho should dump those that have been envolved with the shady deals and cover-ups. ~Anonymous

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12/08/06 Gus Barreiro: This message is for those who truly believe that Gus Barreiro would link himself to the "GOOD OLE BOYS." I believe that you make these comments because you really have not been paying attention to his actions and what he stands for. Let's take his last battle with his Republican Colleague "Arza." He demonstrated to everyone and did not care who's feathers he ruffled. If you are ethically wrong, you are wrong and that is that. Gus has demonstrated he has no hidden agendas... He is the one and only person that knows our inside dirt and the scams. Don't you recall his comment in one of his committee hearings... ~Watching your every move

This message is for those who truly believe that Gus Barreiro would link himself to the "GOOD OLE BOYS." I believe that you make these comments because you really have not been paying attention to his actions and what he stands for. Let's take his last battle with his Republican Colleague "Arza." He demonstrated to everyone and did not care who's feathers he ruffled. If you are ethically wrong, you are wrong and that is that. Gus has demonstrated he has no hidden agendas. Nor has he stated who he is going to have on his team if he was selected as Secretary and we all are all too familiar to know that when a new Secretary comes in, almost every top person is re-appointed. He is the one and only person that knows our inside dirt and the scams. Don't you recall his comment in one of his committee hearings saying that it is a shame when you hear our top people state that they have outlived Governor's, Secretaries, etc. "He is not into people riding the wave." Trust me I am confident that if Gus Barreiro becomes Secretary we will have a different approach and we can all stand on a big line and wave "BYE-BYE" to the liars, corrupt, unethical, uncaring, snakes that have been forcing us to work under unhealthy, unsafe conditions with our youths.

Do not sell him short, he is a genuine person because in every cause he has fought he has meant what he said and said what he meant. The people that write negative of him are those that fall in the same caliber as Chervanik, Wallis, Casey, Schembri, Eleese Davis, Wanda Smith, Dale Dobuler, Pifer, etc. They fear him as those who worship the devil fear GOD. They know that time is ticking away and soon they will be kicking rocks up the road. The fear that they may have to answer to those who they have done wrong to. They fear that they will have to TRULY WORK FOR THEIR PAY and have to answer to a man that will not take excuses, corruption for an explanation of a Youth's death, rape, or having officer's work under such extreme condition's.

I PRAY TO GOD that they place him as Secretary. He has deserved this position for a long time know and this is the right time to end all this.

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12/07/06 Other: For an amusing diversion some may want to check out the BBC series on public TV called "Rumpole of the Bailey" a comedy about an eccentric English barrister Horace Rumpole. I swear the actor that portrays the crusty protagonist Rumpole looks exactly like the "Knishe". They could be identical twins. Unfortunetly the similarity ends there as the Rumpole character is an honorable man. ~Anonymous

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12/07/06 Other DJJ facility: Here is a small portion about Florida - In Florida, they were unable to account for the whereabouts of 1000 foster children after Gov. Jeb Bush ordered them to account for all children in state custody. They only reported 155 out of the 1000 missing children to law enforcement. Below I will put the link for the full story , Any way if our State can care less about this . What makes anyone realy beleave they will care about any child killed they have incarcerated. Children will never have a chance ,Unless we start standing together!! Link http://www.massnews.com/2002_editions/06_June/061702_mn_missing_children.shtml  ~Forever in tears Diana

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12/07/06 DJJ facility: An open book - Children are an open book , with unwritten pages. A waiting for us to take them through the stages It start's with that very first touch Filled with promise of love and dreams, to fill the skies . This unspoken trust sparkle's within the little ones eyes ! Smiles ,giggles and songs to sing Waiting to see what tomorrow will bring . Days , months and years rush bye ! With day's to long and nights to short. There is hardly time to hush a cry. Others come with songs of sort, rewriting it script , Helping to fill the pages During , so many important stage's... ~D Matthews

An open book Children are an open book , with unwritten pages. A waiting for us to take them through the stages It start's with that very first touch Filled with promise of love and dreams, to fill the skies . This unspoken trust sparkle's within the little ones eyes ! Smiles ,giggles and songs to sing Waiting to see what tomorrow will bring . Days , months and years rush bye ! With day's to long and nights to short. There is hardly time to hush a cry. Others come with songs of sort, rewriting it script , Helping to fill the pages During , so many important stage's But do they really care! Are you still there. The book is being written day bye day , But lately had you much to say ? Songs turn to word's Not now , maybe later The sun goes down , for night to come Off again , on the run . With love in your heart . For your child it was a magical start. You believe your doing your part! While you are off and on the run. Your words , become . What have you done ! Is it really them , Or did we forget to finish what we begun ! D Matthews Many blame the children , When in truth children learn from those around them. It do's take a village to raise a child or lose them. Forever in tears Diana ~D Matthews

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12/07/06 DJJ Policy: ...If a DJJ contracted provider collects a payment for a contracted service that was cancelled ; is that not a fraud? If a contracted provider fails to adequately staff a facility in a manner to provide a mandatory service on a consistent basis; has not the contract been violated? DJJ expends thousands of state dollars for cancelled services. Check out the big-time providers Securicor/G4S,CSC/YSI,Premier,Sunshine,etc)... Recreation,Mental health,school hours,vocational,literacy,even hygiene and showers have all been cut short without cost adjustments... ~Tax Payer

Question: If a DJJ contracted provider collects a payment for a contracted service that was cancelled ; is that not a fraud? If a contracted provider fails to adequately staff a facility in a manner to provide a mandatory service on a consistent basis; has not the contract been violated? DJJ expends thousands of state dollars for cancelled services. Check out the big-time providers Securicor/G4S,CSC/YSI,Premier,Sunshine,etc). Cancelled services do not result in cancelled collections of tax-payer dollars. Recreation,Mental health,school hours,vocational,literacy,even hygiene and showers have all been cut short without cost adjustments. Pretty sweet deal for the profiteers! ~Tax Payer

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12/07/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Please believe that everybody that works at Miami-Dade is not a stupid, nasty,Ghetto-talkin,idiot. Some of us have to work with them every day and they are worse than the kids. It gets tiring but we still care and we try to do a good job. To read the postings from Miami-Dade on this site is an embarrassment to those of us with a Christian up-bringing and a little education. I just hope that a change is coming soon. ~Anonymous

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12/07/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Once again I would never tell anyone where I work. I am ashame to say I work at Miami Dade. Yall gossip bout junk and then get in people face talkin mess. I need my job so I cant leave. But I look all over for something else. Yall aint nothing but juveniles you self. I been here 22 years and I cant wait to leave. Mr dale doing his best supervisors doing they best. its yall making the place look bad. no one is keepin you here if you hate being here then get the h--- out. ~Anonymous

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12/07/06 Gus Barreiro: To Gus Barreiro. You should take action to squelch the ugly rumor about an association between you and Charles Chervanik. Such an association can only create a suspician in the minds of those that know the character of Chervanik that you may also be a con-man type. You would be wise to steer clear of some of the log-time DJJ unsavory types. These are the very maggots that have feasted on the carcass of decent programming for youth in Florida. ~Insider

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12/07/06 Gus Barreiro: The prolonged period of unaddressed theft at Miami=Dade(and other Sites), under-staffing and over-billing at many of the for-profit sites,poor upkeep and maintainence,mold and spoiled food could only occur in a system that has allowed fiscal management and accountability to be compromised to a deplorable condition. It will take a great effort and a significant infusion of new (honest and capable) personnel to set our DJJ on a proper course. I think Gus Barreiro is the man to lead in this effort. ~Dunedin

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12/07/06 Charlie Crist: Did anyone ever wonder why DJJ allows some venders(Sunshine,Securicor,etc) to collect retro pay or extra payment for unserved slots? Sounds shady... Sounds Shady as HELL! Governor Christ, Please, order an independent financial audit of DJJ to cover the past several years and stand back and observe the corruption! You will see why the private contractors maintain all those lobbyists and Tallahassee reps. Ever wonder why poor performing companies continue to receive DJJ contracts? Same reason. ~Anonymous

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12/07/06 Riverside Academy: Did "Ritchie Rich" and "Jacuzzi Jim" the "Sunshine Boys" arrange for an analysis of the air quality at Riverside yet? The recent rush clean-up and paint won't kill mold spores in the AC,ceilings and walls. Don't wait until people are permanently damaged. ~Big Money

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12/07/06 Gus Barreiro: We at Orange know that, if you are appointed Secretary, you will have to get rid of the likes of Chineult and Disney and promote Mr. Goff - he truly cares! Thank youi. ~Anonymous

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12/07/06 Charlie Crist: ...I cannot speak for all monitors, but the ones I do know are dedicated and do not hide problems they find in programs. Monitors are required to complete so much documention... that little time is left to do the job. We spend hours responding to requests for information,completing reports and filing. There is no explaination as to why the reports are needed, and no "output" as a result of the reports submitted every month. The Dept. spent $100,000.00 on a consultant and created a monster... ~Karen West

Just wanted to respond to the individual who had the comments regarding program monitors. I cannot speak for all monitors, but the ones I do know are dedicated and do not hide problems they find in programs. Monitors are required to complete so much documention, and in many cases duplicate documention, that little time is left to do the job. We spend hours responding to requests for information,completing reports and filing. There is no explaination as to why the reports are needed, and no "output" as a result of the reports submitted every month. The Dept. spent $100,000.00 on a consultant and created a monster. The "paper" we are required to create is unreal and has been made worse by the RSMS system. This system has a lot of possibilites, but many problems. ~Karen West

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12/07/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Did they ever recover any of the stolen money at Miami-Dade? Did Pifer or any of those in charge receive a reprimand? Is the "in-house" investigation over? How much longer must the people of Florida tolerate this type corruption? Governor Christ, fire the whole lot of them. There is no truth in DJJ. You can believe nothing that comes from that department. Liars all. ~Anonymous

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12/07/06 Other DJJ facility: To other DJJ "Realist", You changed your tune dramatically in your follow-up email. I fear the dirty words ,nasty comments and name-calling of your previous message indicated your true colors. I do appreciate any kindness, consideration and professionalism you directat my child. remember even us "touchy" and "dumbass" parents love our kids. ~Parent

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12/06/06 DJJ Policy: Lorenzo told the press that DJJ didn't have a procedure for returning the money and property confiscated. For years the JDCs took money and property worth many thousands of dollars without a plan to return it. Either Pifer is a bigger doofus than anyone knew or he is dumb like a fox. Where is all that money? Hmmm ~Tax Payer

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12/06/06 Other: ...Adultery and fornication and marijuana are common both on and off the job. Unfortunetly,that's the nature of DJJ at the present time. I'm certain I'm not the only person that is growing weary of the constant emails from certain facilities about who's doing what... Report infractions to the Abuse line, the media, Law enforcement... this site can be a conduit to state-level officials and the public about important issues... When DJJ is cleaned up, the new leadership will take out the trash. ~Anonymous

All right enough already...It is a given that many of the employees at the DJJ facilities are of low character (especially the profiteer sites where anything goes) . Adultery and fornication and marijuana are common both on and off the job. Unfortunetly,that's the nature of DJJ at the present time. I'm certain I'm not the only person that is growing weary of the constant emails from certain facilities about who's doing what. Give us all a break. Report infractions to the Abuse line, the media, Law enforcement, anybody, just cut the X-rated postings. Please,this site can be a conduit to state-level officials and the public about important issues. Lets not dwell on the whorish behavior of some staff. When DJJ is cleaned up, the new leadership will take out the trash. ~Anonymous

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12/06/06 Other: With all the problems in the residential facilities (inuries,escapes,contamination,death); why would any new Secretary even consider keeping Chervanik on board? That sounds like a rumor out of the DJJ offices in Tallahassee. Wishful thinking maybe. Chervanik is one of the very worst of the whole crooked gang. Gus wouldn't do that. ~Anonymous

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12/05/06 Collier JDC: ...we have and have always had good officers that make a very positive impact on the facility... alot of excellent staff members are being overlooked and not acknowledged... The next time crjdc wants to acknowledge someone... ( Employee of the Month) make sure they deserve it.There were several other more deserving employees. Maybe thats why it wasn't announced properly and no one even knew about it... if I was recognizing someone for a good deed I would scream it from the roof tops... ~Anonymous

Collier JDC: To Whom it may concern, Yes we do have some decent new officers in our facility that can make a difference and make collier an even better facility. But on the other hand we have and have always had good officers that make a very positive impact on the facility as well. I feel as though alot of excellent staff members are being overlooked and not acknowledged for there good efforts. The next time crjdc wants to acknowledge someone for there good efforts( Employee of the Month) make sure they deserve it.There were several other more deserving employees. Maybe thats why it wasn't announced properly and no one even knew about it. I know if I was recognizing someone for a good deed I would scream it from the roof tops!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~Anonymous

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12/05/06 Gus Barreiro: To Rep. Barreiro, If you are appointed to the position of Secretary of DJJ you will find it necessary to remove a number of the current top administrators in order to clean up the Department. First among these is "Good time Charley Chervanik". Chervanik has a big false smile and nicey-nice words for everybody. Don't be fooled. He has been associated or directly responsible for much of the corruption in the Department. He has put the interests of the profiteers over the welfare of the youth. He is loyal only to himself. ~Insider

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12/05/06 Other DJJ facility: to the concerned parents, my my are we a bit touchy... i have no idea how you perceive my opinion to mean that im using vulgar language and acting unprofessional with your child. all that know me, your children included,say that im the most caring and understanding staff they met.every day i ...show them appropiate ways to deal with their behaviors, give them extra calls to mothers or fathers when there upset, etc. i am not unhappy with my job, i am not mean or vulgar toward your kids... i am simply a realist... ~Anonymous

to the concerned parents, my my are we a bit touchy. but like i said if you dont like the way your kids are treated there is a simple solution. i have no idea how you perceive my opinion to mean that im using vulgar language and acting unprofessional with your child. all that know me, your children included,say that im the most caring and understanding staff they met.every day i sit down and talk to your kids, show them appropiate ways to deal with their behaviors, give them extra calls to mothers or fathers when there upset, etc. i am not unhappy with my job, i am not mean or vulgar toward your kids, and i am certainly not uneducated, as one of you feels that i am, i am simply a realist who knows what is needed to ensure that these very children that sit in jdc with me today do not sit in a prison cell tommorow.as a "real concerned parent" that is something i would hope to believe you would appreciate. my offer still stands, please join us, apply,but keep in mind one thing. reality sits on this side of the fence.and to the parent who stated that if people are unhappy with their pay go back to school, if everyone took your advice their would be no one to watch your kids at all.this state will never pay enough money for staff at private programs.and dont blame djj for that, they dont set the budget but you have a degree so you should know that. ~Anonymous

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12/05/06 Other: All we can do is have faith and pray for better days at DJJ. At this time we don't know who will lead the Department after January. It could even turn out that Schembri remains (ugh). I do not believe that Barreiro would ever link up with Chervanik but stranger things have happened. Politics is difficult for honest folks to understand... Again I suggest...We can pray for better days. ~Parent

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12/05/06 Miami-Dade JDC: I guess we have witnessed another DJJ in-house investigation come to a close at Miami-Dade. Thousands of dollars stolen over an extended period and no one held accountable. Different verse,same dirty old DJJ song. No one should be surprised. The corruption runs so terribly deep. Lorenzo,just save the b-llsh-t explanations this time. We all get the picture. ~Anonymous

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12/05/06 Miami-Dade JDC: If you are tired of working double on and what to file a class action grievance contact Larry Johnson or Ed Moore of AFSCME(We Fight we Win) at 305-651-6617 and leave a message if i am not in the office. Same holds true for Broward and Palm Beach Juvenile Detention Centers. ~AFSCME

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12/05/06 Gus Barreiro: To J4K, Have we misjudged Gus Barreiro? Is he really linked with Charles Chervanik? I don't want to believe that can be true. ~Concerned Parent

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12/05/06 Gus Barreiro: No Way...Gus isn't stupid. If Chervanik,Lorenzo and Pifer stay, we may as well keep the "Knishe". If Gus is appointed the vermin will soon leave the dirty old sinking DJJ ship. They can't survive in the fresh air and daylight. Don't sell Gus short! ~Cutler Ridge

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12/05/06 Gus Barreiro: To Gus Barreiro, Please Gus, Say it ain't so! charle Chervanik represents everything that is dirty and wrong with DJJ. He is a known deceitful glad-hander and a self-serving manipulator. Has he manipulated you? If you think you have friends among the "key staff" at DJJ ,you have been deceived. Don't trust those that have lied and covered-up abuse,fraud and contamination. Don't be taken for a fool. You can not create a clean Departmant with dirty components. Don't put "new wine in old skins". Stand for truth and justice and many will stand with you. I hope you read this sincere message and take it to heart. ~Tax Payer

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12/05/06 Other DJJ facility: To 12/02/06 Other: to all who seem to wonder why there is so much corruption in djj. its the pay... You know nothing about us PARENTS , some of us may have or do work with the children and see the problems! As for the pay , You are right in a way, when staff have too take secound and third jobs , Leaving them to tired to do there job or take time for there own family , THE PAY AS YOU PUT IT IS NOT ENOUGH.! But you my darling knew what the pay was when , YOU TOOK THE JOB ! SO GET OFF IT!/ OR QUIT. Forever in tears Diana ~Diana Matthews dinmyheart@gmail.com

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12/05/06 Falkenburg: Hey, if what I say ain't true, then why you gettin' so upset? Ya'll should be on here saying please do the test, but nah, you would fail and you know it. Obviously you don't care about the kids, or you wouldn't be smokin' the weed and whatever else, and you wouldn't be sleepin' around on your HUSBAND. We here all know ya did. What's worse is you have two little ones. What happends when they get old enough to know what really goin' on? ~Anonymous

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12/05/06 Escambia JDC: Addressed to Looking Fresh. I know who you are talking about.I also know that you don,t know what you are talking about. That officer is one of the hardest working person in the facility. He,s always there to back up his co-workers on and off the job. If you two bimbos would stay at work long enough you would know this. You are always leaving the JAC area unattended and he has to cover for you til you get back from WHATABURGER. He always helps your relief clean up after you and your side kick (What,s her name)... ~Anonymous

Addressed to Looking Fresh. I know who you are talking about.I also know that you don,t know what you are talking about. That officer is one of the hardest working person in the facility. He,s always there to back up his co-workers on and off the job. If you two bimbos would stay at work long enough you would know this. You are always leaving the JAC area unattended and he has to cover for you til you get back from WHATABURGER. He always helps your relief clean up after you and your side kick (What,s her name). If she stay a work long enough he would know her name. Know one knows what shes saying. Tell don,t get mad at the kids because they don,t understand her. If you both have a hangover from staying up all night, stay at home. Don,t take it out on the kids. They don,t need that.I know for a fact that this officer is not a racist. The only people he hates are the ones that are lazy and take advantage of a good opportunty to help someone. I heard him offer both of you bimbos ride home when your car ran out of gas. Ms J., what about the time you couldn,t pay your rent. This officer went around collecting rom all the staff so you wouldn,t get thrown out of your apartment. You should get your fact straight. You signed yourself Looking Fresh. I wish you were smelling Fresh. Use mouthwash and leave my co-worker alone. ~Anonymous

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12/04/06 Charlie Crist: ...Please clean house at DJJ. Start by accepting the resignations of these DJJ managers. To allow them to stay will mean " the same old problems"...if you really want change.....start here....with new faces: Charles R. Chervanik, Assistant Secretary, Residential Services... Carolyn Floyd, Regional Director, North Region... Tom McFadyen, Regional Director, Central Region... Diane Feldman, Acting Regional Director, South Region... ~Anonymous

Gov Christ Please clean house at DJJ. Start by accepting the resignations of these DJJ managers. To allow them to stay will mean " the same old problems"...if you really want change.....start here....with new faces

Charles R. Chervanik, Assistant Secretary
Residential Services
2737 Centerview Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3700
(850) 921-4188
Charles.Chervanik@djj.state.fl.us 

Carolyn Floyd, Regional Director, North Region
(904) 390-4669
Carolyn.Floyd@djj.state.fl.us 

Tom McFadyen, Regional Director, Central Region
(813) 740-4542
Thomas.McFadyen@djj.state.fl.us 

Diane Feldman, Acting Regional Director, South Region
(561) 616-1560
Diane.Feldman@djj.state.fl.us

~Anonymous

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12/04/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Its called grow up , its called get a life its, called mind your own business, its called stop being a coward on this web site and address the person you have beef with. Stop trying to cause problems with other people. You the one with beef,you the one thats hating, your the f**k nigga or the b*tch made as* ho* thats gossiping about people. that is pate,ponder,and walker pu*sy they can give to who ever they want to!!! that is Delancy di*k if you want some im sure he will give, but untill you stop hideing behind this web site... ~Fed Up

Its called grow up , its called get a life its, called mind your own business, its called stop being a coward on this web site and address the person you have beef with. Stop trying to cause problems with other people. You the one with beef,you the one thats hating, your the f**k nigga or the b*tch made as* ho* thats gossiping about people. that is pate,ponder,and walker pu*sy they can give to who ever they want to!!! that is Delancy di*k if you want some im sure he will give, but untill you stop hideing behind this web site keep your comments to yourself. and to you personal dealing ass stupidvisors stop doing creep stuff to people acting like your s**t dont stank,because your the first one to put your fellow stupidvisors out there and you stay on this web site you stay behind the scene gossiping, so just check your own backyard and f**k you hard with dale dick!!!!!!!!!

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12/04/06 Gus Barreiro: I have heard that Gus Barreiro likes Charlie Chervanik and will keep him as Assistant Secretary for Residential if he becomes the DJJ Secretary. If this is true, it will be a complete setback. Change will only come with a clean sweep... ~Anonymous

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12/04/06 DJJ Policy: To the Unhappy DJJ person ( I think it is just one DJJ Employee) that has Repeatedly Expressed a Negative Attitude at the Youth in Custody and the Families of the Youth... You are supposed to be a paid professional. Your job is to monitor, supervise and protect troubled and delingquent youth. Professionalism, dedication, and yes, kindness from you is important. The vulgarity and mean-spirited comments in your postings make me fear for my child's welfare in your charge. Even an imperfect parent loves and values her kid. ~Parent

To the Unhappy DJJ person ( I think it is just one DJJ Employee) that has Repeatedly Expressed a Negative Attitude at the Youth in Custody and the Families of the Youth, I will not deny that my son was out of control. I will not even claim to be a perfect parent. I made terrible mistakes as a parent and my boy made irresponsible choices. Having said that; I would like to know where you get off. You are a adult. You are supposed to be a paid professional. Your job is to monitor, supervise and protect troubled and delingquent youth. Professionalism, dedication, and yes, kindness from you is important. The vulgarity and mean-spirited comments in your postings make me fear for my child's welfare in your charge. Even an imperfect parent loves and values her kid. ~Parent

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12/04/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Please help us in Miami. The 2 escapes, the missing children's 200,000.00 dollars, Dale and his band of dummies,the fights during the school program with no Officers present to take control. Miami is a train wreck waiting to happen during the holidays!! I will be out sick. ~Ben Dover

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12/04/06 DJJ Policy: Here is a big problem ! If such persons as , Shimbrie or others in Tallahasee took responsiblity , FOR THE DEATHS OF , Martin , Daniel ,Shawn , Anthony , Willie , Omar... If a indavigaul is found to have intentionaly cause harm to another then the State is no longer responsible. There is no way they coild have continued to cover the truth about Martin . So now they must show the actions were on the part of the persons not , the train /or lack of on the staff. In short leaving the State exempt for liability for there own failures. The state will get away with this again . This process will countinue untill STAFF , Stand together and Speak out for what is realy needed... ~Diana Matthews dinmyheart@gmail.com 

Here is a big problem ! If such persons as , Shimbrie or others in Tallahasee took responsiblity , FOR THE DEATHS OF , Martin , Daniel ,Shawn , Anthony , Willie , Omar . fOR MANY RESONS , SUCH AS UNDERSTAFFING , POOR PAY , POOR TRAING AND SO ON LACK OF PROPER SUPERVIEION OF TRAINEES. The state would be held accountable and that starts at the Governors level . Now the Stae can not except that so when push comes to shove and they can not hide the TRUTH surrounding a child's death . There must be a scape goat , If a indavigaul is found to have intentionaly cause harm to another then the State is no longer responsible. There is no way they coild have continued to cover the truth about Martin . So now they must show the actions were on the part of the persons not , the train /or lack of on the staff. In short leaving the State exempt for liability for there own failures. The state will get away with this again . This process will countinue untill STAFF , Stand together and Speak out for what is realy needed , Standing together , to yell they will no long take the blame for a failing system. HOW MANY MORE WILL DIE ,WHEN A 19 YEAR OLD BECOMES A GUARD ,WILL IT BE A GUARD NEXT , lEAVING ANOTHER CHILD DEAD! Forever in tears Diana ~Diana Matthews dinmyheart@gmail.com

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12/04/06 Other: Dear Santa, Holiday Gift Wish List: 1) Justice for Martin Lee, 2) Truth about the deaths of Danny,Shawn and Omar, 3)Mold eradication and clean-up of all DJJ facilities without excuses or cover-ups,4)Reorganization of DJJ and replacement of "old-guard" bureaucrats and corrupt,self-serving parasites, 5)Competent,professional and honest oversight of DJJ facilities and programs, 6) Honest contracting and contract management related to DJJ programs, 7) Improved outcomes for at-risk and delingquent youth in Florida. ~Insider

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12/04/06 Falkenburg: To "Friends of Counsellors", Regardless of whether or not the "counsellors' are druggies; please don't suggest that Falkenburg is a "good program". You must be sending this email from the computer Terri B's office. You have got to know that Falkenburg sucks. It would be a good idea to randomly screen all staff for drugs,not just the so-called counsellors. ~Anonymous

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12/04/06 Falkenburg: How can it be a defamation of character, when it is true. Would you want your child treated by these two when you know they are doing unlawful things? Would you want somebody telling you not to smoke reefer, when they doing it themselves. Anybody can pass the pee test, just do the hair test, and we all see what's up. People that smoke weed and sleep around, especially the married ones, should be ashamed. ~Anonymous

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12/03/06 Other: TO ALL OFFICERS OF THE WEST - What's the matter? Big cry baby. Do you have something to hide. STAND UP TAKE IT LIKE A MAN!! YOU SURE CAN DISH IT OUT BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE IT. HA HA TOO BAD SO SAD. GOODBYE.... GUESS WHAT I AM NOT AFRAID TO SIGN MY NAME YOURS TRULY ~TERRY RICHARDS

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12/03/06 DJJ Policy: It is unfortunate that conditions in the JDCs sometimes put dedicated line officers and concerned families in adversarial positions. There could be a natural alliance between these groups. The deterioration of family life,spiritual values and respect for authority has led to higher numbers of rebellious,violent,delingquent youth in our scciety. Drugs,gangs,media-based filth have also alienated youth. Families sometimes need assisstance from caring,dedicated professionals and authorities. DJJ staff and officers need the support of the public... Hopefully, very soon, a new honest and open leadership in the Department will begin to bring us together. Time for truth and cooperation to begin. ~Parent

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12/03/06 Falkenburg: To the Falkenburg Cyber-Jerk, Thanks for the definetion of "Cyber Bully". Whats the definetion for Cyber A-Hole? We've already seen an example in your posting. Attacking others with threats and name-calling for their choice to remain anonymous and then signing your e-mail anonymous. Sounds like a Cyber-Hipocrit! ~Cyber-Anonymous

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12/03/06 Hillsborough West JDC: To Hillsborough West "Tired", It's about contraband stupid! It's about security! Dry your eyes,get a grip and do your job,or hit the bricks. I'm glad someone is concerned about safety and security aroung here. This is a jail. Searchs are not too much to ask. ~Anonymous

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12/03/06 Other: You're right. Chervanik's name should be added to those indicted for the killing and the cover-up of the crime at the DJJ site in Bay county. But it won't happen. "Good-time Charley" is one slick character(some would say slimey). He has always been able to stay above the stink when scandals in the residential programs were exposed. It takes a man with character and courage to put his neck out for truth and justice. That is definetely not "Good-time Charley". Sounds more like Steve Meredith. ~Anonymous

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12/03/06 Other: ...I have for one never said my child did not derserve to be where he is, yes he made a mistake... Was he raised properly, yes... Does someone with no training, education, or common sense need to be abusing my child, Hell NO. If the people who work in these programs are bitter about their pay, well go to school, get an education... I work with children daily, have a Ph.D. and work for pay far below what my counterparts make, but I do it for the children, and the day I don't care about or abuse a child, is the day I need to find another position. May I suggest you do the same! ~Very Active Parent

To the person who wrote about the apples not rolling to far from the tree. I have for one never said my child did not derserve to be where he is, yes he made a mistake, is he wild, not at all. Was he raised properly, yes he was. Does someone with no training, education, or common sense need to be abusing my child, Hell NO. If the people who work in these programs are bitter about their pay, well go to school, get an education, and do something they can care about. Parents of the children in these so called programs do not set your wages, so you can not blame the parents for that one. As far as parents applying to work these jobs, we have full time jobs watching the people that are paid to be taking care of our children. If you don't like working with children, your job, or your pay, then find another job. I work with children daily, have a Ph.D. and work for pay far below what my counterparts make, but I do it for the children, and the day I don't care about or abuse a child, is the day I need to find another position. May I suggest you do the same! ~Very Active Parent

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12/03/06 Other: To indict the Bay county officers and the nurse for the killing of Martin Lee and allow Schembri,Chervanik and Floyd to get away clean would be a gross injustice. Previous reports from that facility had been routinely down-graded and/or ignored. The root cause of all the deaths at the DJJ facilities is the cowardice,deceit and corruption at the State-level DJJ and regional offices. Put the blame where it belongs...If not justice at least truth! ~Tax Payer

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12/03/06 Hillsborough West JDC: To the Dirty-Mouthed,Semi-Literate West Hillsbourgh poster, Unprofessional trash-talkers like you are the reason it is necessary to increase security at the JDCs. You must have something to hide if you are so concerned about the searchs. Please, if you must post your ignorant views on the web ; don't include others in your rant. Your vulgar language is offensive to professional JDC personnel. ~Anonymous

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12/03/06 Falkenburg: Enough is enough when it comes to the name calling and deformation of character to the two Falkenburg counselors. They are good people who are hard working and really care about the youth they treat. It is sad that people are so nasty and have to cause this amount of pain and destruction. This is what destroys good programs and friendships. Both of these women should be praised for their hard work in trying to put the program back together again and provide treatment to the youth. I only hope that this will stop and these two will be left alone. There are people who care about the two of you and hope that you will contact us. ~Friend of the Counselors

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12/03/06 DJJ Policy: The Regional Residential Directors (Floyd,McFayden and Feldmen),Chervanik and other DJJ "Key Staff" have their priorities. Keep problems hidden and out of the media,avoid direct accountability, maintain Department party line, serve their own personal interests. Contamination,abuse, fraud and even death have surrounded these folks for years. The legacy of death started (for some) during the old HRS days with Bradly MaGee and have continued to to the present with Martin Anderson. During this period many have suffered at the hands of a corrupt system. If not Justice..At least Truth!!! ~Insider

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12/03/06 Charlie Crist: ...It would be wise to move quickly on the area of the DJJ contract-awarding process. Department officials continue to select providers that have allowed abuse, contamination ,and fraud... Worse yet they are allowing these profiteers to profit while not providing mandatory services. The lack of adequate contract management and objective monitoring of the contracted facilities enable shoddy practices and conditions to continue. The influence of lobbyists and corporate representatives is far too strong... Please do not delay action on this issue. There are open contracts right now. ~Tax Payer

Gov. Christ, It would be wise to move quickly on the area of the DJJ contract-awarding process. Department officials continue to select providers that have allowed abuse, contamination ,and fraud (Securicor/G4S,CSC/YSI,Premier,etc). Worse yet they are allowing these profiteers to profit while not providing mandatory services. The lack of adequate contract management and objective monitoring of the contracted facilities enable shoddy practices and conditions to continue. The influence of lobbyists and corporate representatives is far too strong. Deceit and cover-ups within the Department are pervasive. Please do not delay action on this issue. There are open contracts right now. ~Tax Payer

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12/03/06 Pinellas JDC: To the anonymous DJJ staffer, I agree that higher pay for quailty Department line-staff would be in order. I do not agree that higher pay would prevent low-class trash from having sex on duty (even with kids),sleeping on duty,leaving assigned areas, using profane and improper language, abusing and neglecting youth. If NEW Department Secretary and top administration can end the corruption and rid the system of excuse makers like you (both line staff and administration) additional pay for the remaining good folk might well be in order. For now additional pay would merely reward unacceptable behavior. Even "wild kids" and "parents" deserve professional service from public employees. ~Parent

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12/02/06 Boot Camps: How about Carolyn Floyd? She is the DJJ North Region Residential Director who was directly accountable for the oversight of the operations at the DJJ Panama City Boot Camp where Martin Anderson was murdered. Her name, along with the name of her boss Charlie Chervanik,DJJ Assistant Secretary for Residential Services , should be added to the indictment. They are both part of the DJJ cover up. He covers for her and she covers for him, and they both protect their jobs at the expense of young lives. ~Anonymous

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12/02/06 Miami-Dade JDC: If I was Dobuler, I would be embarrassed to stand in the same room as Captain's Williams and Watson. Does anyone else feel sick at how clueless our leadership is when it comes to basic knowledge of a detention facility? Where do they find these people? At least Captain Berry came from the system and knows the facility. Williams and Watson just know how to smile, reply every question with "we'll look into that," and menacingly walk around the compound threatening to write people up. Is anyone else tired of these clowns? ~Ofc. Q.T.

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12/02/06 Hillsborough West JDC: I agree 1000% that its damn shameful and disrespectful to have staff searched. We want to see where in the DJJ policy it says that thats allowed. Thats just another "Superintendent Needs policy", thats F---ing stupid... Hes always changing sh-t thats not necessary. Like putting our lockers in the lobby, who the f--k has ever heard of lockers in a waiting room?... how stupid do we look taking out our personal things in front of parents, lawyers, JPOs, etc... Visitors not staff need to be searched. you have no right or reason to treat us like criminals!!  ~TIRED OF STUPID CHANGES

I agree 1000% that its damn shameful and disrespectful to have staff searched. We want to see where in the DJJ policy it says that thats allowed. Thats just another "Superintendent Needs policy", thats F---ing stupid. If it aint broke dont fix it!! Hes always changing sh-t thats not necessary. Like putting our lockers in the lobby, who the f--k has ever heard of lockers in a waiting room?? Thats suppose to be in a private area for us, how stupid do we look taking out our personal things in front of parents, lawyers, JPOs, etc. I don't see Needs having to do that, what the hell are we Needs?? visitors at orient road jail that have to leave their stuff in lockers and get searched before seeing the prisoners?? Visitors not staff need to be searched. you have no right or reason to treat us like criminals!! ~TIRED OF STUPID CHANGES

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12/02/06 Falkenburg: To "Cyber-Bullying", I didn't notice your name attached to your threatening and insulting posting. Are you the "little Cowardly Man" you describe in your posting, or are you simply a hipocrit? I well understand why it is necessary to remain anonymous in the DJJ environment but you are trying to have it both ways. You can't critisize others for anonimity and name calling and then do both yourself. I also think you are right about use of the names of the counsellors in the previous postings from Faulkenburg. You must be aware,however, that Falkenburg has long had a sleazy rep for just the kind of activities mentioned. Just a guess..Are you a DJJ employee from the regional office? Ha gotcha! ~Anonymous but Honest

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12/02/06 Charlie Crist: Wow..Another of Jeb's appointees bites the dust (DCF this time)... It is difficult to understand why DJJ has apparently been protected from exposure and prosecutions while the Bush folks at the Hillsborough Authority, DOC and DCF have all faced consequences for corruption or improper conduct. Would it not appear the dead kids, mold contamination,rape of retarded youth and others, maggots in food, thefts of property from inmate youth and multiple incidents of lies and cover-ups , should have triggered ,at least, some reponse from the Governor... Jeb, tell Rudy he owes you big time for taking on his cast-off trash. Gov. Christ the ball is in your court. ~Tax Payer

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12/02/06 Falkenburg: So let's get this straight, smokin' weed and then telling dilenquent youth about it is not wrong, but exposing it on the internet IS wrong. Ok, let's settle it, have the councelors amd treatment teams submit a hair folicle test, and we will see who is commiting the crime! Oh wait, they are losing thier jobs anyway. Is this a cover-up, or did y'all finally realize what's goin' on? ~Anonymous

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12/02/06 Charlie Crist: ...Either the DJJ "monitors" that are responsible for observing the conditions in the DJJ residential facilities are 1)incompetent and not very bright or observant,2)in the bag for the profiteers, 3)motivated by political or career concerns and pressures. Dirty,damp moldy facilities,abusive conditions,lack of adequate recreation time,mental health and school hours,chronic under-staffing and turn-over are all common situations that are acted upon only after outside disclosure or a crisis... Replace the non-performing monitors and their administrators. ~Insider

Dear Governor Elect Christ, Either the DJJ "monitors" that are responsible for observing the conditions in the DJJ residential facilities are 1)incompetent and not very bright or observant,2)in the bag for the profiteers, 3)motivated by political or career concerns and pressures. Dirty,damp moldy facilities,abusive conditions,lack of adequate recreation time,mental health and school hours,chronic under-staffing and turn-over are all common situations that are acted upon only after outside disclosure or a crisis. Proper oversight would likely have prevented death and injury in the DJJ facilities. Replace the non-performing monitors and their administrators.

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12/02/06 Hillsborough West JDC: There is good reason to search DJJ staff prior to their entry into secure areas. Contraband remains a serious problem at many sites(especially the for-profits with all the kids and street people on staff). Random drug screening would also be advisable. It is unfortunate that honorable officers and staff have to under-go this process but they should understand the problem better than anyone. ~Parent

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12/02/06 Other: to all who seem to wonder why there is so much corruption in djj. its the pay... you parents who keep writing this site complaining about unproffesionalism do us a favor and fill out a application and go work the job... there is always one available. cathy wont you lead by example, surely pinellas could use another floor staff. you wouldnt last trust me, or either would you other upset parents who critizice the staff... you know what we really need? a website called justice4staff were we can complain about dumbass parents who cant control their wild children... ~Anonymous

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to all who seem to wonder why there is so much corruption in djj. its the pay dummies. look at the cost of living and the starting salary. you will never ever ever attract honest qualified people for that pay. miami is a rough place to work. for anyone who has values or common sense to stay there and who you would find to be qualified to watch your kids is gonna need more money than djj is paying. ask yourselfs this, would you do it? and for you parents who keep writing this site complaining about unproffesionalism do us a favor and fill out a application and go work the job. if you really care as much as you say and you really want to help come aboard and take the job. there is always one available. cathy wont you lead by example, surely pinellas could use another floor staff. you wouldnt last trust me, or either would you other upset parents who critizice the staff. these kids would eat you alive.put your money were your mouth is otherwise shut up. you know what we really need? a website called justice4staff were we can complain about dumbass parents who cant control their wild children and then want to blame us. you know if you dont like the way your kid is treated there is a real simple way to solve that problem, do a better job of raising them. mine never wound up in jdc but yours did, mmm very interesting...probably most of you have been in trouble with the law as well. you know the apple doesnt roll to far from the tree. truth hurts doesnt it. ~Anonymous

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12/02/06 Falkenburg: (cyber-bullying, online bullying) is the use of electronic information and communication devices... to...harass an individual or group... it may constitute a computer crime... According to R.B. Standler (2002)[1]bullying intends to cause emotional distress and has no legitimate purpose to the choice of communications... Those that are posting the libelous remarks against the counselors at Falkenburg...This is how I view you. You only appear to be a bitter coward hiding behind the curtain of anonyimity. But when the curtain is drawn, one only sees the little man behind the big voice. ~Anonymous

Falkenburg--Cyber bullying (cyber-bullying, online bullying) is the use of electronic information and communication devices such as e-mail, instant messaging, text messages, blogs, mobile phones, pagers, and defamatory websites to bully or otherwise harass an individual or group through personal attacks or other means, and it may constitute a computer crime. Cyberbullying is willful and involves recurring or repeated harm inflicted through the medium of electronic text. According to R.B. Standler (2002)[1]bullying intends to cause emotional distress and has no legitimate purpose to the choice of communications. Cyberbullying can be as simple as continuing to send e-mail to someone who has said they want no further contact with the sender. Cyberbullying may also include threats, sexual remarks, pejorative labels (i.e., hate speech)

The term cyberbullying was first used by Canadian educator Bill Belsey, creator of the Web site www.bullying.org. Other terms for Cyber-bullying are "electronic bullying," "e-bullying," "sms bullying," "mobile bullying," "online bullying," "digital bullying," or "Internet bullying."

Certain characteristics inherent in these technologies increase the likelihood that they exploited for deviant purposes (Patchin & Hinduja, 2006). Personal computers offer several advantages to individuals inclined to harass others. First, electronic bullies can remain ďvirtuallyĒ anonymous. Temporary email accounts and pseudonyms in chat rooms, instant messaging programs, and other Internet venues can make it very difficult for individuals to determine the identity of aggressors. Cyberbullies can hide behind some measure of anonymity when using the text-message capabilities of a cellular phone or their personal computer to bully another individual, which perhaps frees them from normative and social constraints on their behavior. Further, it seems that cyberbullies might be emboldened when using electronic means to carry out their antagonistic agenda because it takes less energy and courage to express hurtful comments using a keypad or a keyboard than with oneís voice. Additionally, cyberbullies do not have to be larger and stronger than their victims, as had been the case in traditional bullying. Instead of a victim being several years younger and/or drastically weaker than his bully, victim and cyberbully alike can be just about anyone imaginable.**Source: Partial Wikipedia Definition.

Those that are posting the libelous remarks against the counselors at Falkenburg...This is how I view you. You only appear to be a bitter coward hiding behind the curtain of anonyimity. But when the curtain is drawn, one only sees the little man behind the big voice. ~Anonymous

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12/01/06 Other: The DJJ Genius Award of the Week goes to another of the unsung (and seldom seen)veteran bureaucrats that have made DJJ the "notable" Department it is today. Jane McElroy receives this recognition for her outstanding ability to collect a fat state check all these years without a moments embarrassment. Among her "duties" is management of "staffing and work standards" where her efforts have resulted in obvious remarkable outcomes ( a department over-staffed with lazy, incompetent parasites,redundant roles and gross favoritism and corruption)... ~Awards Committee

The DJJ Genius Award of the Week goes to another of the unsung (and seldom seen)veteran bureaucrats that have made DJJ the "notable" Department it is today. Jane McElroy receives this recognition for her outstanding ability to collect a fat state check all these years without a moments embarrassment. Among her "duties" is management of "staffing and work standards" where her efforts have resulted in obvious remarkable outcomes ( a department over-staffed with lazy, incompetent parasites,redundant roles and gross favoritism and corruption). She can also be creditied with the "unique" and mysterious budgetary operations of the Department. It is clear to be seen that Jane is yet another reason our DJJ is in the "remarkable" condition it is in today. Bravo. ~Awards Committee

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12/01/06 Charlie Crist: To Gov. Elect Christ, How come DJJ officials are never aware of scandals (thefts,abuse,contamination) until after a crisis or a disclosure from and outside source? Actually these lazy bureaucrats use feigned ignorance of improper situations as a defense tactic ("I didn't know about the mold", the thefts, the abuse, etc). If they are truly that far out of touch with reality; they are not doing the jobs they are getting paid to do. The public should be able to expect over-paid officials to know what the hell is going on in their areas of responsibility (before the deaths and tragedies occur). The lies and excuses are sickening. ~Tax-Payer Too

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12/01/06 Hillsborough West JDC: So now the Officers of the West are going to be treated like criminals too by having to pass thru the metal detector and be searched by another officer before entering to work, and all this in the lobby in front of whoever may be sitting there. How embarrassing, WHERE'S OUR RESPECT... Noone has given any reason for this... Why don't you try to change the policies for the lenient sentencing of the youths... WE DEMAND MORE RESPECT, we are good officers and good people. Fix the real problems behind those walls...! ~ON BEHALF OF ALL OFFICERS OF THE WEST

So now the Officers of the West are going to be treated like criminals too by having to pass thru the metal detector and be searched by another officer before entering to work, and all this in the lobby in front of whoever may be sitting there. How embarrasing, WHERE'S OUR RESPECT?? What's next, showers and a visit to the nurses station??? WE ALREADY PASSED A BACKGROUND CHECK, that's why we work there, so why all this Mr. Needs? Noone has given any reason for this. Why do you always have to change things that are not necessary. Why don't you try to change the policies for the lenient sentencing of the youths or the fact that they have more rights than the employees??? PUNISH THE DELINQUENTS NOT THE STAFF!! Instead you give them new TV's with cable, BBQ's, and more rewards. No wonder they don't mind committing crime because if they get caught they get rewarded!! Reevaluate this Mr. Needs, WE DEMAND MORE RESPECT, we are good officers and good people. Fix the real problems behind those walls not the cosmetics of the facility and appearance of your administration! ~ON BEHALF OF ALL OFFICERS OF THE WEST

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12/01/06 DJJ Policy: If DJJ officials were doing the job they are paid to perform,why didn't they know about the years of theft... The mold... The abusive conditions...? Why is it always after the tragedy that DJJ "learns" of a problem"? Why must outside sources always locate the serious problems in DJJ areas of responsibility? Ignorance of problems (either real or falsely used as an excuse) is not an acceptable reason for continued failure of DJJ... DJJ officials should know what the hell is going on before kids die or live in contamination. ~Tax Payer

If DJJ officials were doing the job they are paid to perform,why didn't they know about the years of theft at Dade and other sites? The mold at numerous sites? The abusive conditions that lead to deaths and injuries at various facilities? Why is it always after the tragedy that DJJ "learns" of a problem"? Why must outside sources always locate the serious problems in DJJ areas of responsibility? Ignorance of problems (either real or falsely used as an excuse) is not an acceptable reason for continued failure of DJJ to safely and effectively operate residential and detention facilities. DJJ officials should know what the hell is going on before kids die or live in contamination. ~Tax Payer

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12/01/06 Sago Palms Regarding the question about Sago Palm; high-turnover, constant personnel problems,dirty,leaky,Securicor,bad news. Any more questions? ~Parent

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12/01/06 Sago Palms: Sago Palms has mold and moisture problems. Is operated by Securicor(that ain't good). Avoid the place if possible. I would't want my child sent there. Even Riverside would be better. ~Anonymous

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11/30/06 Other DJJ facility: Good question...Why did the Sunshine boys get retro pay? Can you give us an answer Charley? ~Anonymous

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11/30/06 Gus Barreiro: ...The fact that you have been widely mentioned as a possible candidate for role of Secretary of DJJ will ,no doubt, initiate the following events very soon. 1) A wave of fawning and phony pleasantries will come to you from DJJ officials... 2) The same pleasantries from the corporate profiteers and lobbyists seeking to cover all bases... 3) invitations to observe canned and scripted "dog and pony shows" at well-scrubbed facilities/programs, 4)a barrage of excuses,finger-pointing and enthusiastic brown-nosing... ~Insider

To Gus. If the following events haven't already started, be prepared, they will. The fact that you have been widely mentioned as a possible candidate for role of Secretary of DJJ will ,no doubt, initiate the following events very soon. 1) A wave of fawning and phony pleasantries will come to you from DJJ officials (you should hear how they talk behind your back), 2) The same pleasantries from the corporate profiteers and lobbyists seeking to cover all bases and maintain the gravy train, 3) invitations to observe canned and scripted "dog and pony shows" at well-scrubbed facilities/programs, 4)a barrage of excuses,finger-pointing and enthusiastic brown-nosing. If you are not appointed to the job the same treatment will be lavished on any new guy/gal. Don't expect any integrity from that crowd. ~Insider

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11/30/06 Sago Palm Academy: Could anybody give me info. on Sago Palms Residential Program? Thanks! ~Anonymous

[NOTE FROM J4K: Click this link:
http://www.djj.state.fl.us/Residential/Facilities/south_facilities/Sago_Palm_Academy.html
Facility Contact: (561) 924-2210 todd.speight@us.securicor.com  DJJ Program Monitor: (239) 338-2492 MaryM.Johnson@djj.state.fl.us ]

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11/30/06 Other: Good Grief! Did you catch Schembri's hypocritical quote to the press referencing the officers indicted for Martin Anderson's death? The "Knishe" actually said "we need to be the policemen of our own ethics". Can you believe the gaul of that lying hypocrit? The people back in NYC would get a laugh out of that quote. They investigated his "ethics" up there and found the same kind of behavior we have observed in Fl. The corruption and greed at DJJ has set in motion the tragic events that have led to deaths and abuse in DJJ facilities... Knishe, on the subject of ethics you and your DJJ "key staff" would be wise to keep your deceitful mouths shut. ~Tax Payer

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11/30/06 Other: Remember old "Randy Gandy" of "Georgia Love Motel" fame (now on nice DJJ retirement)? Ask him about the retro pay for the "Sunshine Boys". They were close buds. "Randy",Good-Time Charley,Richie Rich and Sunshine Jim...kind of like the Rat Pack in Vegas...In charge and living large...How sweet it is! ~Truth Warrior

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11/30/06 DJJ Policy: The retro-pay deal for the Sunshine boys was not that unusual. Securicor and other profiteers have enjoyed similar sweetheart deals. There have also been incidents of padding the counts in order to maximize profits. Honest,indepth reviews of the long-term relationships between DJJ officials and of business arrangements that have occurred would be very interesting. The Sunshine boys and others would be looking for some "sunscreen". It's all about money and politics. ~Anonymous

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11/30/06 Miami-Dade JDC: The DJJ investigation of the Dade thefts was a sham. Nothing was done for years until Gus became envolved. In the end the "in-house" investigation allowed the thieves to slip through. At least no one died this time. The DJJ "in-house" investigations are nothing but cover-ups at the expense of the public. They don't need a damn computer to stop the stealing of the youth's property. They just need decent,honest staff and leadership. ~Truth Warrior

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11/30/06 Other: The names of Schembri,Chervanik,Lorenzo and others in the DJJ hierchy should be added to those of the indicted for the death of Martin Lee Anderson. Failure to oversee and monitor conditions in the facilities has enabled corruption,neglect and abuse in DJJ facilities state-wide. Lies,cover-ups and political relationships have protected abusers and enriched profiteers. Hopefully more indictments will follow. ~Parent

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11/29/06 Falkenburg: For you who say former employees at Falkenburg are disgruntled.......try current. Ya'll thank by sittin' in your shed, we don't see what's goin' on? Keep smokin' that weed, and bangin' them fellas, Ditzy and Miss D, and it'll catch up to you one day. Maybe they'll get that hair test, and it'll all come down. Is that the real reason Barnett aint wearin' that pretty little weddin' rang no more? ~Anonymous

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11/29/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Did you all catch Lorenzo's latest lame excuse for the theft of the property of youths at DADE and other DJJ Detention Centers? She actually said that the Department didn't have a system to deal with the property taken from the youths in custody. It appears to others that there was indeed a system in place. THEY TOOK IT FOR THEMSELVES... Penochio says DJJ plans to buy a computer that will keep staff from stealing from the kids... Now we have had a DJJ "in-house" investigation. Is anyone else growing nausiated about now? ~Truth Warrior

Did you all catch Lorenzo's latest lame excuse for the theft of the property of youths at DADE and other DJJ Detention Centers? She actually said that the Department didn't have a system to deal with the property taken from the youths in custody. It appears to others that there was indeed a system in place. THEY TOOK IT FOR THEMSELVES FOR YEARS. Not to worry; Penochio says DJJ plans to buy a computer that will keep staff from stealing from the kids. These thefts join numerous other questionable events that have occurred under the dynamic leadership of Pifer the cipher. The thefts have been occurrung for years but until outside parties complained nothing was done. Now we have had a DJJ "in-house" investigation. Is anyone else growing nausiated about now? ~Truth Warrior

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11/29/06 DJJ Policy: Remember Shembri's lies about Omar? About Rape? About Palm Beach? Did anyone expect the truth about Martin's death? DJJ lies and cover-ups are the root cause of the deaths,the abuse and the contamination at DJJ facilities. The whole group of top adminisrtrators should be investigated. Those that allowed these hazardous conditions to exixt are as guilty as the officers that have been charged. ~Parent

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11/29/06 DJJ Policy To "Good Time Charley", How many little gifts have you accepted from contractors? How much hospitality (meals,tickets,drinks)? Careful Charley,if we get an honest Secretary,YOU"RE BUSTED! For you and your contracted provider "friends" the "good time" may be coming to an end. ~Tax Payer

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11/29/06 Boot Camps: Teen Boot Camps are retarded ~Jamie Toner jtoner12@gaggle.net

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11/29/06 DJJ Policy: Lies and cover-ups from DJJ followed the deaths of each boy (including Martin). Lies and cover-ups from DJJ followed the rape of the mentally handicapped boy . Lies and cover-ups followed each exposure of abuse and contamination. The failure of the Department to effectively oversee and monitor the operations of programs is a major cause of the deaths and suffering. The representative of Martins's family got it right; "DJJ has blood on it's hands". Healing requires truth. For all the dead boys... If not justice at least truth! ~Tax Payer

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11/29/06 Gus Barreiro: Gus-Are you ready? Can you handle this? Will the Cuban connection bring it to turn things around. I am praying for you! ~Fingers Crossed

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11/29/06 Other: Medicaid-BHOS Money - Why did the sunshine boys get "retro-pay" on their old Live Oak Acadmey BHOS program? They provided the first few months of service and were able to get paid for that time period before they got thier medicaid number. I think if my memory recalls 2000-2001. ~Truth Warrior

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11/28/06 Orange JDC: We need to focus more on the negligent release that took place last month. The release department and it's great supervisor Brown did it again. This time officer Ortiz did the negligent release. Not sure if IG office is aware of this situation. It's time to change Booking supervisor Mary Brown and Eason. Our supt. is very aware of this release. This officer works for Booking area and see nothing but favortism and a lot of falsification by the supervisor trying to cover up all the mistakes. Well, why is officer Ortiz still in the release department? It is my understanding that when a negligent release is done that officer is moved to the floor. That is exactly what happened to officer Boyd. Let's not play favortism...... ~Anonymous

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11/28/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Barreiro elected chairman of Miami-Dade Commission. The party is over! ~Anonymous

[NOTE FROM J4K: Bruno Barreiro (NOT Gus) was elected chairman; Bruno is Gus' brother.]

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11/28/06 Other: The Arrests: People...stop,look,listen. Don't you see what so many people have been writing and attempting to express on this board? Corruption...Deaths...Cover-ups. Do you think that those staff would of been arrested if Meredith refused to come forward? How many other cover-ups. We joke about O'Riley and class action lawsuits. Here is the opportunity to attempt all of the things we have spoken about. We need to rally and meet with a law firm who is willing to go after this. If we don't then we will see unfortunately more death and destruction of the youth we serve. We need facts... ~Insider @ Tally

The Arrests: People...stop,look,listen. Don't you see what so many people have been writing and attempting to express on this board? Corruption...Deaths...Cover-ups. Do you think that those staff would of been arrested if Meredith refused to come forward? How many other cover-ups. We joke about O'Riley and class action lawsuits. Here is the opportunity to attempt all of the things we have spoken about. We need to rally and meet with a law firm who is willing to go after this. If we don't then we will see unfortunately more death and destruction of the youth we serve. We need facts not gossip,if your willing to testify they cant go after you if you knew at the time and did nothing of it. On a side note... Do not believe any of the Department's statistics or reports. They are swayed,manipulated and one sided with no measurable outcomes. Look at What works, the incompetent regional directors and the apathetic folks who work in the system. I pray that it will all come out. The truth always does at the end. ~Insider @ Tally

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11/28/06 Other: This is to the persons that are writing that Mr. Meredith should replace Pifer and for giving him credit for speaking out. The truth is that Mr. Meredith does not deserve any type of credit nor praise. How long has the Martin Lee Anderson case been in motion? When did Mr. Meredith have this information? Why didn't he come out as soon as he learned that the officers were in violation? He could have gone through the whistleblower's act or have given the information to the press or Gus Barreiro himself. The truth is that he is coming out to light now because he was terminated from his position... ~Watching your every move

This is to the persons that are writing that Mr. Meredith should replace Pifer and for giving him credit for speaking out. The truth is that Mr. Meredith does not deserve any type of credit nor praise. How long has the Martin Lee Anderson case been in motion? When did Mr. Meredith have this information? Why didn't he come out as soon as he learned that the officers were in violation? He could have gone through the whistleblower's act or have given the information to the press or Gus Barreiro himself. The truth is that he is coming out to light now because he was terminated from his position. That is the only reason he is speaking out!! Do not let these slick tactics blind or mislead you. He did not care that another youth was murdered, abused or neglected by the racist officers that we have in many of our facilities. Mr. Meredith you have no excuse!!! If other officers come out regardless of retaliation to seek justice you could have done that back then when Martin's parents and others were seeking the truth!!! You were looking the other way to save your own job just like others do in this agency and it makes me sick!!! You should be charged with witholding information during an investigation and you too are "VICARIOUS" in this matter. If you really want to maintain your integrity DROP YOUR LAWSUIT AND GIVE THE MIAMI HERALD AND MARTIN LEE ANDERSON's FAMILY THE INFORMATION THEY NEED TO GET THEIR JUSTICE AND CLOSURE!!! Then we will know that you are indeed a man of integrity a man of policy and procedure and you are fit to represent the governor and this agency!!! ~Watching your every move

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11/28/06 DJJ Policy: MMMM.... Schembrie will close "poor" facilities down and hold people accountable...What about his attempt to cover up Martin Anderson's death? It's funny the Steve had to come out and "Blow" the whistle. Who is crooked and doing poorly now Mr. Schembrie? He needs to be sued personally and possibly charged as well for conspiracy. Isn't Chervanik also over the "Boot Camps" Mr Asst. Secretary? He needs to be right behind him. Do a public records request on all memos,emails, phone logs and credit cards. You will be suprised by what you find and see that the sunshine boyz have spent thouseands on suites and killians for Good tyme Charley. Start looking for a job in PA Charley boy! ~Anonymous

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11/28/06 Riverside Academy: Riverside Sunshine boys each own homes worth over a million dollars. Why did this get deleted???????? Is someone covering their A$$? Did they make their dough from the social ills of society? Are they proud of their wealth? Somethin stinks and its more than DJJ and the sunshine academys. ~Anonymous

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11/28/06 Boot Camps: Justice is finally going to work!! Hopefully this will open up all of the staff and DJJ's eyes that YOU CAN AND WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ABUSE TOWARDS OUR KIDS! 7 EX-GUARDS ARE BEING CHARGED AND THE NURSE AS WELL, WITH MANSLAUGHTER!
http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061128/NEWS01/61128002
~Dawn Chase DawnChs@aol.com

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11/28/06 Falkenburg: I think it's a shame that disgruntled former employees have sunk to a new level of slander against current employees at Falkenburg. ~Anonymous

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11/28/06 Miami-Dade JDC: There will be more escapes at Miami ĖDade this holiday season. It will be a hostage situation and Dale doesnít have a clue. Why is it that Chief Inspector Watson and his Captains are are never on site or held accountable during the past 2 escapes. Lets hope the escaped youth does not kill any one or himself. ~Anonymous

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11/28/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Yes your right, only low level Officers and Supervisors will be fierd for the missing 200,000.00 dollars and the Great Escape on July 4,2006.The Administration has set up safety nets for them and only them! ~Anonymous

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11/27/06 Collier JDC: to hell with the old and bring in the new! house cleaning is working good for the cousins here at crjdc. ~collier - w.s.

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11/27/06 Other DJJ facility: To collect state funds for services that have been cancelled or are not available is fraud (cancelled or missed school classes,mental health, recreation). T- Warriors in the contracted facilities,keep your eyes open. For some sites this problem is a common daily occurance (and a theft from the state and the kids). ~Sic Semper Vigilantis

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11/27/06 Other: Word is Casey wants a job with FDLE.How does that old saying go about something on a boar hog? Maybe the "invisable man" is feeling a little uneasy after all this time of hiding out,putting in time for retirement and collecting a really nice check. Any new Secretary will see that he has been an empty suit for years (t-ts on a boar hog). FDLE,don't waste your time and our money on this guy. ~Job Seeker??

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11/27/06 DJJ Policy: Questions remain unanswered... Guilt unexposed...Apologies Unrendered...Broken Hearts Unmended..Truth and Justice Withheld. If not justice at least truth for Danny,Martin, Omar and Shawn. At least truth... ~Parent

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11/27/06 Other: DJJ Equation: When X = Ignorant,semi-literate,poorly-trained staff and Y= weak,lazy,corrupt leadership and Z= abuse,death and contamination then X+Y=Z... and Z= most DJJ facilities. It's really simple. ~Professor

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11/27/06 Miami-Dade JDC: thats right pate and walker all they do is talk bout officers on the unit. thats why we hate workin with those two h--. yall just be haten on officers like ms wade and ms edwards and ms green. yall be haten on the wrong people. get a life or better yet another J O B! cause if yall haten on people you must be loofin. like delancy be sayin loofin! ~Anonymous

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11/27/06 DJJ Policy: To the person that wondered where the "Knishe" is keeping himself these days. I heard he had gone back to Rye for another haircut on work time. That's one of his old tricks that the NYC investigation caught him at. Maybe he's on the speech circuit hustling a buck or two on state time. He did that in NYC as well. Somebody may want to check out the jacuzzi and pool at "Sunshine Jim's" mansion. Maybe the "Knishe" is chillin with the CEOs in St. Pete. Don't worry he'll show up on pay day. ~Anonymous

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11/27/06 Escambia JDC: Now that's what I'm talkin about...Send them Miami-Dade hoochies and Orange JDC Hoes right on up to Escambia JDC. Man I'll never miss a night shift anymore! we be tired of these skanks here now. Need some new blood. ~Escambia Male

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11/27/06 Other: Steve Meredith was the Iterim Inspector General. He refused to go along with the "party-line script" and he is out. The cover-ups and "damage control" activities of DJJ are as disgusting as the crimes themselves. Hats off to Mr. Meredith. Thumbs down to DJJ. ~Just Folks

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11/27/06 Other: To the Truth Warriors, To with-hold MANDATORY services from youth in DJJ facilities while collecting state contract or FTE funds is a violation of state statute. All school-age youth are required to receive 300 minutes a day of schooling. All youth are required to receive physical recreation daily. All youth are required to receive mental health and medical care as needed. Security issues for a few youth should not cause all youth to be cheated neither should staff shortages or cheap-skate contractors.Violations of these LAWS should be reported... ~Anonymous

To the Truth Warriors, To with-hold MANDATORY services from youth in DJJ facilities while collecting state contract or FTE funds is a violation of state statute. All school-age youth are required to receive 300 minutes a day of schooling. All youth are required to receive physical recreation daily. All youth are required to receive mental health and medical care as needed. Security issues for a few youth should not cause all youth to be cheated neither should staff shortages or cheap-skate contractors.Violations of these LAWS should be reported. To collect funds for services not provided may also be considered fraudulent activity. Anonymous Truth Warriors...step up to the plate!

11/27/06 Riverside Academy: Big time CEOs like the Sunshine Boys need to maintain an image. A fine home on the water with a nice pool and a sky box at RJ for the games is necessary for business entertaining. I'll bet "Good Time Charley" and other DJJ and political elites have enjoyed their hospitality. I'd be surprised if any of the low-paid Riverside staff or the families of troubled youth ever stuck a toe in the jacuzzi. Ahh how sweet it is! Pass the brie... ~Anonymous

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11/27/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Don't stop with Bess. They was more than one in on the stealin. look at the administration and supevisors. Bess ant got $200000 dollars. They pertecting the in crowd peepls. ~Anonymos

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11/27/06 Charlie Crist: ...to clean up the image of the Department and gain some level of credibility,it will be essential to rid DJJ of the entrenched bureaucrtic parasites that inhabiit the top management offices in Tallahassee and the regional offices. The most serious corruption existed before Schembri and has continued. . . Pifer,Chervanik,Lorenzo, Casey et.al. are beyond redemption. Just look at the history. Fire them...Better yet..Lock them up . . . Bring back Meredith. That would indicate your dedication to fix the broken department. ~Anonymous

To Governor Christ, In order to clean up the image of the Department and gain some level of credibility,it will be essential to rid DJJ of the entrenched bureaucrtic parasites that inhabiit the top management offices in Tallahassee and the regional offices. The most serious corruption existed before Schembri and has continued. The culture of DJJ is permeated with secrecy,politics, lazyness,greed and deceit. Pifer,Chervanik,Lorenzo, Casey et.al. are beyond redemption. Just look at the history. Fire them...Better yet..Lock them up for being accessories to crimes against the public and incarcerated youth. Bring back Meredith. That would indicate your dedication to fix the broken department. ~Anonymous

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11/27/06 Other: To I missed judge you ...When i write something on this board i write what i fill. They miss judge Jesus too!! I know who I'm, so it doesn't really matter what people think of me!!Look I'm not on here to make friends or anything of that sort. I'm not here to gain someones respect. But i see its OK for Mr. Meredith to destroy someone Else's career. But now that he got canned for standing up for ounces in his life...it's all good for him. So is he suppose to honored and praised? If honest was that important to him, he would be trying to get paid for what he knows... ~M. JACKSON

To: I missed judge you.

I didn't ask to be a leader!! When i write something on this board i write what i fill. They miss judge Jesus too!! I know who I'm, so it doesn't really matter what people think of me!!Look I'm not on here to make friends or anything of that sort. I'm not here to gain someones respect. But i see its OK for Mr. Meredith to destroy someone Else's career. But now that he got canned for standing up for ounces in his life...it's all good for him. So is he suppose to honored and praised? If honest was that important to him, he would be trying to get paid for what he knows...he should be doing it for the good of the cause. He owes it to the family of Martin Anderson and tax payers like my self. He should be trying to cash in on a tragedy like this. ~M. JACKSON

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11/27/06 Escambia JDC: School is often cancelled. Staffing is often low. ~Anonymous

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11/27/06 DJJ Policy: Next time Fontaine,Millar and the other Hustlers that represent the financial interests of the DJJ profiteers and carpetbaggers come whining for increased money from the legislature, remember that the profiteers live in luxury while they hire marginal staff at low pay and house kids in dirty,damp, and moldy facilities. There is nothing unusual about the "Sunshine boys" at Riverside. Most of the corporate providers are worse. DJJ reform should precede any additional funding. The problem lies in the Department. The hustlers are just taking advantage of the situation. ~Tax Payer

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11/27/06 DJJ Policy: Where is the "Knishe"? He should at least show up at his office after demanding all the costly renovations and the expensive make-over. That renovation money could have been put toward the clean-up of Sago Palm or Riverside or Palm Beach. I hear that Jeb has Penochio Lorenzo calling most of the shots these days. The old "knishe" is just too much of an embarrassment. ~Watching

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11/26/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Oh how can this happen in one year 2 escape in Miami Dade during our holiday season and noone has found this youth? and why are we keeping this a secret? Scralett where are you? Doubler is riding around in his hummer and did not alert the authorities trying to find this youth on his on? Bess, Scarlett, Butts, Garrido, Gathers, brandio, even you Sanchez, oh lets not forget Harris,T. This is your time to shine! You know what to do. Hint! Hint! I think the word we are looking for is Payback! Go getem. ~Anonymous

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11/26/06 Other DJJ facility: ...How easy everyone can write about what they see might be wrong. I do not see where any of these people are trying to help make it better. I know thing's are wrong my child was in the system. I have tried to help make things better by seeing a problem and coming up with away I can help make it better... To write about the men who are trying to make it better in away that some of you have is so wrong... You might run off the wrong people if you are not careful. If you see a real problem don't just write about it get involved and make it better... ~Anonymous

I have come to this site only a few times. I sat here and read many comments. How easy everyone can write about what they see might be wrong. I do not see where any of these people are trying to help make it better. I know thing's are wrong my child was in the system. I have tried to help make things better by seeing a problem and coming up with away I can help make it better. I have seen many sides of the system. It is a huge job and I don't see any people standing inline to do this job. I don't even see many people like me that has gotten involved to help. To write about the men who are trying to make it better in away that some of you have is so wrong. You don't know them or how hard they work. You might run off the wrong people if you are not careful. If you see a real problem don't just write about it get involved and make it better. You want to see things get better then everyone should trying working together instead of fighting each other. ~Anonymous

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11/26/06 Charlie Crist: Governor Christ, I agree with the person that suggested Mr. Meredith as a replacement for both Chervanik and Pifer. He could easily handle the "work" load and his honesty and concern for the mission would be a breath of fresh air. This move would indicate to all, the beginning of a new a better day in the Department. ~Anonymous

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11/26/06Riverside Academy: Don't blame the "Sunshine Boys" for the problems at Riverside or for taking advantage of a very lucrative opportunity. They are just smart enough to work a corrupt system. The blame belongs with the lazy and incompetent DJJ monitors that allow environmental problems and poor supervision to continue in these facilities and with a system bound up in politics,pay-offs and deceit. Riverside is far from the worst DJJ contracted facility. ~Parent

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11/26/06 DJJ Policy: To the " Annonymous Truth Warriors", Please try to be specific when you report problem incidents. Things like 1)days of missed school or rec ,2)incidents of sexual or physical abuse,3)incidents of verbal abuse/threats/profanity directed at youth or subordinate staff,3)presence of contraband drugs,tobacco,pornography,weapons,etc,4)thefts,5)chronic understaffing,6)lack of supervision,7) lack of proper watch procedures,8)falsification of logs,rosters or official documents,8)presence of mold or hazardous materials,9) other infractions. Specific dates,times,shifts and names will be helpful. Your eyes and ears are the weapons of truth and justice. ~Tax Payer

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11/26/06 Orange JDC: Pifer, Either do something about Orange JDC or get the hell out of the way for someone who will. What do you do for your pay anyway? From what I hear Dade,Escambia and Pinellas aren't much better. If anyone out there has any questions about this issue just check out ORJDC. Schembri,Pifer,Chinault,Williams have done nothing but collect their checks and wait for a state retirement. ~Anonymous

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11/26/06 Other: Where have they hidden the old "Knishe"? Word has it that he is such a buffoon that Jeb wants him kept under wraps to prevent any further embarrassment. Maybe he could make a few holiday appearances anyway. They could decorate his modified state vehicle (the one with all the expensive police toys). Just put some false antlers on his head, his nose is already red. He'll be really cute. He may be caught under the mistletoe with the lobbyists and the corporate fat cats. Merry Christmas "Knishe". Let's all hope for a Happy New Year with a new,honest and professional Secreatary. Ho Ho Ho ~Elf

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11/26/06 Orange JDC: To the 1125 "no name" writer - I don't know where you are getting your information but Desha was given the option to either resign (after being found getting ready to shred some personnel papers) or be fired, so she opted to resign. oh, and yes, yes, yes, that IS Williams' baby! ~Anonymous

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11/26/06 Orange JDC: ...Desha... got fired because she did not do her work... aren't bernard and dorsett both married, tha baby is probably her husbands. as for the other couples, ellis and melendez love eachother - leave them alone. woods and peterson, holmes and allison - if they are happy WHO CARES. Smith and Mims - well, I will leave that one alone. we need to be focused on gettting rid of the Superintendent who does not do anything but sit in his office all day... ~Anonymous

First of all, Desha did not have any medical issues. She got fired because she did not do her work. Theres been plenty of times i have gone in there for a question and she was always absent. aren't bernard and dorsett both married, tha baby is probably her husbands. as for the other couples, ellis and melendez love eachother - leave them alone. woods and peterson, holmes and allison - if they are happy WHO CARES. Smith and Mims - well, I will leave that one alone. we need to be focused on gettting rid of the Superintendent who does not do anything but sit in his office all day and we are working long hours and working in a filthy environment. stop worrying about couples and focus on the important things. ~Anonymous

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11/26/06 Falkenburg: All Falkenburg staff should be screened for drugs. ~Parent

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11/26/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Typical...It looks like only one low-level employee will take the fall for all the stealin that occurred at Dade. Is anyone surprised? Another DJJ investigation/cover-up accomplished. ~Anonymous

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11/26/06 DJJ Policy: The state money the Sunshine boys are pulling down is chump change compared to the really big money Securicor ,Premier and CSC are collecting. It would not be so bad if kids were being properly cared for and supervised but that ain't happening. As long as DJJ is run for the benefit of top-level DJJ careerists,contractors,lobbyists and politicians, we can expect the same situation. Profiteers being enriched at the expense of tax payers and at-risk kids. The Sunshine boys are just playing by the rules of this dirty game...and winning the chips! ~Anonymous

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11/26/06 Miami-Dade JDC: I no i haven't been here long but i have to say somebody needs to kick Ms. Walker and Ms. Pate ass, all they do is sit on mod 11 and talk about peolpe S.Smith if you read this them hoes was talking bout you and it's not the first time that's why i hate working with them cause that's all they do and they don't have no room to talk about nobody. They was hating cause they put Ms. Wade in the keystation she think those her friend when they not. S.Smith i don't we don't talk but keep you head and keep to yourself like you been doing it's a lot of hater sorry bout your dad.Pate stop trying to be like Walker and get your own style with your long head. ~THE REAL ONE

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11/26/06 DJJ Policy: Certain services are statutorily or by state policy mandated for youth assigned to DJJ facilities. Among these required services are Daily recreation/physical activity, mental health services,daily school including ESE/IEP needs,vocational opportunities,medical care, adequate food and housing... Often for "reasons" of understaffing,lack of adequate security, mandatory services are deleted even though state funds have been provided for the provision of all required services... The "Anonymous Truth Warriors" are encouraged to report situations where mandatory services (like school and mental health) have been withheld. ~Anonymous for Now

Certain services are statutorily or by state policy mandated for youth assigned to DJJ facilities. Among these required services are Daily recreation/physical activity, mental health services,daily school including ESE/IEP needs,vocational opportunities,medical care, adequate food and housing. For economic and other reasons these services are often denied or minimalized. Often for "reasons" of understaffing,lack of adequate security, mandatory services are deleted even though state funds have been provided for the provision of all required services. DJJ fails to effectively monitor conditions at the sites and often even covers up deficits. The "Anonymous Truth Warriors" are encouraged to report situations where mandatory services (like school and mental health) have been withheld. ~Anonymous for Now

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11/25/06 Riverside Academy: Thanx for the information. I'd be willing to bet that those fancy homes owned by the "Sunshine Boys" are not contaminated with mold and dirt like the Riverside facility. Life is great for the profiteers. Skyboxes,luxurious homes all on the proceeds of sweet-heart contracts with DJJ. Just imagine how the Securicor and CSC/YSI folks make out! Those crooks collect millions. There have even been incidents of fradulent padding of the counts. I am always disgusted when Fontaine and other lobbyists whine for even more money for the profiteers when we see how current funds are expended for the benefit of the hustlers not the youth. ~Tax Payer

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11/25/06 Falkenburg: Where do yall get these therapists that are treatin these kids. That Barnett sl** is all up in all those guards pants. She tells them kids about not smoking pot and doin them drugs, then tells the guards about how she smoked a fatty the other night. Yall dont do no drug tests when you hire these hoes? ~Anonymous

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11/25/06 DJJ Policy: It's ironic that simple truth from humble line workers at DJJ facilities may bring down powerful DJJ officials,well-financed political/corporate interests and other elements of a corrupt bureaucratic system. Honest "Anonymous Truth Warriors" within the DJJ facilities can direct parents, appropriate state leaders and the media to incidents of abuse,contamination, waste and fraud that have been covered-up or smoothed-over by the DJJ established interest group. Governmental leaders in the administrative branch and the legislative branch are strongly encouraged to follow-up on the reports of the "Truth Warriors". ~Truth Warrior

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11/25/06 Miami-Dade JDC: If you don't know what happen to Gail Bess then just leave the lady alone. Just cause she ain't at work don mean she gone. yal just keep startin stuff. Yall make a person to sick. ~Anonymous

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11/25/06 Orange JDC: Ok now lets get right to it ! Ms . Griffin is back doing nothing why is she on the 2nd shift. She can't be around kids , she can't work the mod but she can keep the master control operator company. Hey why not assign her to m.c. now the couples ! Melendez and Ellis /what a combination ! Ha ha! Mims /Smith ok now its out . Do your thing girls this is america free country. Holmes / Allison to each his own. Woods/ Peterson ok... Dorsett/ Bernard new couple but can somebody tell me whos baby that is... Williams did not fire Desha she had medical issues... No no no that is not his baby... ~no name

Ok now lets get right to it ! Ms . Griffin is back doing nothing why is she on the 2nd shift. She can't be around kids , she can't work the mod but she can keep the master control operator company. Hey why not assign her to m.c. now the couples ! Melendez and Ellis /what a combination ! Ha ha! Mims /Smith ok now its out . Do your thing girls this is america free country. Holmes / Allison to each his own. Woods/ Peterson ok ! Maybe she can stop being so dam mean, dont leave her woods you seem to be doing something right. Dorsett/ Bernard new couple but can somebody tell me whos baby that is. She cant do anything anymore . How many people worked the floor while pregnant. Dont start playing favorites. 12 hour boys are the deal send everybody else on a week vacation and let them run the shifts . We do admire the strength you boys have to work e2 everyday . And last but not least ,Williams did not fire Desha she had medical issues . No no no that is not his baby. ~no name

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11/25/06 Miami-Dade JDC: With Bess being canned, Im surprised none of her superors went with her. How is it that Capt. Watson and Williams both knew of what she was doing (in fact, allegedly instructing her to do it), yet neither of them were sent packing along with Bess. If I was Bess, I would be spilling the beans left and right and bringing down all of the corrupt players in the administration. Bess got what she deserved - its time for the rest of them to get the same. ~Ofc. Q.T.

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11/24/06 Riverside Academy: Sunshine Youth Services Inc. - Owner James C Hill, Jr. [personal information deleted]  ~Property Researcher of DJJ profiteers

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11/24/06 Riverside Academy, Sunshine Youth Services Inc. - Owner Richard P Semancik [personal information deleted] ~Property Researcher of DJJ profiteers

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11/24/06 Greenville Hills: Word is that Greenville Hills is under high-alert security. I hear that additioinal staff have been rushed in from other facilities because of all the abuse that has occurred there. Have there been any arrests? Any more injuries? Will the contractor be replaced? What's going on? Are the kids safe? ~Parent

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11/24/06 Other: To the "Anonymous Truth Warriors" You honest workers in the DJJ facilities, keep your eyes, ears and noses open for incidents of improper conduct, understaffing, cancelled school,mental health or recreation services, dirty /moldy facilities. Any incidents of these problems may well represent a crime and a danger to the welfare of both youth and staff. We all know from experience that DJJ and the corporate profiteers will attempt to conceal such situatons. Only you can get the word out thru this site or other appropriate channels (forget DJJ channels). Do the right thing for the people..not the self-serving indivduals that have profitted from the misuse of power. ~Anonymous for Now

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11/24/06 Other: i feel the need to reply to those who have a problem with my views. first off i did not compare djj to wal-mart, please read the post again. what i said was that the incident that happened in pinellas could have happened anywhere. and if it was a murder why did the states attorney not file murder charges? as for the supt. being drunk once again you did not comprehend the statement, what i said is there are drunks in all professions. including yours.that does not mean i condone his behavior . . .should he have been removed from his post until the matter was settled, of-course, . . . im sorry you dont accept my apology. but your views are one-sided. . . trust me im not not trying to be rude. ~Anonymous

i feel the need to reply to those who have a problem with my views. first off i did not compare djj to wal-mart, please read the post again. what i said was that the incident that happened in pinellas could have happened anywhere. and if it was a murder why did the states attorney not file murder charges? as for the supt. being drunk once again you did not comprehend the statement, what i said is there are drunks in all professions. including yours.that does not mean i condone his behavior it just means djj employees are no different than anyone else in this world.should he have been removed from his post until the matter was settled, of-course, djj has alot of problems that need to be fixed. it is my opinion that someone who has expierence working the floor, knowing the court system, understanding stress placed on common workers would be the proper one to run the agency. not a politician, who gus barrerio is, and me and my fellow co-workers do everything possible everyday to ensure your children are safe and their needs are met. sometimes at the expense of our own kids who we dont get to see.im sorry you dont accept my apology. but your views are one-sided. and you do not know what is best for djj and how to go about fixing it. trust me im not not trying to be rude. ~Anonymous

 

11/24/06 DJJ Policy: Schembri,Lorenzo, Take your best shot at Meredith and others while you can. The facts of the cover-ups of DJJ's failure to monitor the conditions that preceded the deaths of Danny, Martin, Omar and others may yet be exposed to the public. Then the "Pay-back" will come back at you. Your lies will be your undoing. ~Dunedin

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11/24/06 Orange JDC: Somebody please listen!!!!! Get rid of Chineult, who only cares about himself, of Dianey, who only cares about herself and John of mental health, whom she is in bed with, and someone rattle John a bit so that he care more about the kids and less about continuing to get into Rena's pants. Please bring in people who TRULY care about the kids, PLEASE!!!! ~Anonymous

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11/24/06 Other: "DJJ Genius of the Week Award" for this week has been awarded to Jim and Rich the owners/ CEO's at Riverside. To Live in luxury with "mansions on the water" and RJ sky boxes from the proceeds of a moldy, poorly supervised dump is a true act of DJJ genius. These guys picked up some lucrative tricks at Charter. Dishonorable mention goes to the DJJ staff that are supposed to be monitoring the conditions at Riverside. Penochio Lorenzo received strong consideration for recognition based on her ardent lying in defense of DJJ's retribution firing of Steve Meredith. Congrax to all! ~Awards Committee

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11/24/06 Charlie Crist: To Governor Christ, The first step in the process of fixing a terribly broken DJJ (after firing the so-called "key staff") should be the removal of the IG office and all investigatory functions from the Department's control. "In-house" investigations and evaluations have been shamelessly slanted in order to protect Department officials and political interests. Many serious frauds and infractions have gone unexposed. The second step should be the removal of spending/contracting authority from the Department. The gross waste and corruption has been astounding and also largely unexposed. ~Tax Payer

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11/24/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Mr. Jackson, I misjudged you sir.I always thought of you as a gentleman and a leader. Your last posting was as crude and profane as the postings from the ignorant street trash around here. I did not appreciate the profanity. You should be ashamed. People respected you. ~Anonymous

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11/24/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Have they ever located the missing money and property at Dade? What's the hold up? Why hasn't there been a change in administration if the level of competence is so poor that hundreds of thousands of dollars can be stolen over a period of more than a year? Will the public ever learn the outcome of this situation or is this yet another cover-up? ~Anonymous

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11/24/06 DJJ Policy: TO Diana, Each time I hear the details of the deaths of Danny, and Omar and now Martin,it breaks my heart. ALL died in a brutal and unnecessary manner while under the "supervision" of DJJ. Regardless of their DJJ status or court histories they were all beloved sons of families that cared for them... The blood of these brutally murdered young men cries out for justice or at least for truth. Diana thank you for your strength and courage. You give us all hope for a better time. ~Tax Payer

TO Diana, Each time I hear the details of the deaths of Danny, and Omar and now Martin,it breaks my heart. ALL died in a brutal and unnecessary manner while under the "supervision" of DJJ. Regardless of their DJJ status or court histories they were all beloved sons of families that cared for them. All were valued and held potential for productive lives had they been allowed to survive in a corrupt system. Some of the very DJJ officials that allowed these murders and cover-ups to occur have contiued to prosper in the highest levels of the Department even as abuse and cover-ups continue. The blood of these brutally murdered young men cries out for justice or at least for truth. Diana thank you for your strength and courage. You give us all hope for a better time. ~Tax Payer

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11/23/06 Gus Barreiro: To correct the reported shortage of males on the Escambia staff send the lazy do-nothing "males" from the DJJ offices in Tallahassee to Escambia. They certainly wouldn't be missed. Pifer,Chervanik,Casey,the "Knishe"... Now that crew should be able to be able to make up for the shortage of males at Escambia ( ha ha )... Just Kidding... After years of hiding out and collecting a check ,I doubt if that crew would be of any value at all, unless some serious A-kissing or lying and denying was called for. ~Anonymous

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11/23/06 Orange JDC: To Escambia, The loss of most of your male staff at Escambia could pose a serious problem. Maybe they could assign some of the hoochies and hoes from Orange and Dade to Escambia to improve the morale of the Escambia males . Rena in her uplift and tight sweater could probably assist with the retention (and the mental health) of some of the males up there all by herself. It seems like there are plenty of hoes at Dade and Orange to spare a few to help the cause. Just a thought. ~Anonymous

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11/23/06 Miami-Dade JDC: So long Gail Bess,Now who is next to go? Let me think about it. ~Anonymous

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11/23/06 Other: To the Sma#rt A#s That Suggested We Contact Bill O'Reily, Good idea. The Factor would be interested in the whole Martin Lee Anderson/Steve Meredith story. Can't wait to see the "knishe" and "Penochio" when the "spin stops here". No Bloviating..Keep it Pithy... ~Anonymous

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11/23/06 Gus Barreiro: Dear Rep. Barreiro, I would still like an explanation on the legality and the proprieity of DJJ using state funds for the legal fees associated with the attempt to prevent the dislosure of the results of the investigative report of poor conditions at Palm Beach JDC. The use of public money to conceal information from the public displays an outrageous level of arrogance and disrespect for the citizens of Florida. We deserve a full accounting of this action. Can you help? ~Tax Payer

[NOTE FROM J4K: Please call Gus 786-586-3193]

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11/23/06 Riverside Academy: To the Rivrside Updater, Thanks for update on latest escape from Riverside. What is the status on mold and air quaility? I've been told it is tuff on people with allergies and asthmatics. Last time I was in there I was coughing for days. Any improvements? ~Parent

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11/23/06 DJJ Policy: Good Question..How many kids have suffered btoken bones in the DJJ facilities this year? Greenview Hills, Escambia...How many more? Is this another secret? Who in hell is responsible for these incidents? If it were not for this website,these events would all have been kept quiet. Thank you "Truth Warriors". Without the honest reports from the workers in the DJJ facilities,broken bones and moldy air would never be exposed to the public. ~Parent

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11/23/06 Riverside Academy: To the Riverside "Profiteer" that Lives in a Mansion on the Water, Way to go man! House kids in a dirty moldy dump,employ poorly educated "perverts", and collect big bucks from DJJ. Once you lose your conscience and decency ; you got it made. Have you invited "Good Time Charley Chervanik" to the sky box at Raymond James yet? You get my vote for DJJ Genius this week. ~Anonymous

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11/23/06 Other: I have wondered how an honest man could have worked for DJJ for ten plus years and risen to the level Mr. Meredith held in the corrupt Department. Maybe he just finally had enough of the deceit and corruption and got religeon. I am just happy that he is standing for the truth at this time. I respect him for his courage and honesty, in this instance. We should all support this effort. I also respect Mr. Jackson. Lets not forget that the root of the rot in the Department is in Tallahassee. That is where the cure must come first. ~Anonymous Employee

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11/23/06 DJJ Policy: If the DJJ brass really shared "What Works" for them at the Daytona conference they would say #1) lying about nearly everything, #2)redirecting all blame to others,# 3) stay close with the lobbyists and financial interests, #4)cow-tow to political interests and disregard interests of youth and families , #5)avoid and intimidate honest and professional employees ,and # cook the books and spin all financial and compliance data, #6) maintain canned in-house investigations of all scandals and most of all #7 (did I say LIE like hell?). Actually,it is... ~Think About It

If the DJJ brass really shared "What Works" for them at the Daytona conference they would say #1) lying about nearly everything, #2)redirecting all blame to others,# 3) stay close with the lobbyists and financial interests, #4)cow-tow to political interests and disregard interests of youth and families , #5)avoid and intimidate honest and professional employees ,and # cook the books and spin all financial and compliance data, #6) maintain canned in-house investigations of all scandals and most of all #7 (did I say LIE like hell?). Actually,it is difficult to associate the word "work" with any of the DJJ sloths from the Tallahassee offices (or the regional offices) but these steps have certainly been effective for them over the years. ~Think About It

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11/22/06 DJJ Policy: I definetly agree that the officials in the over-staffed Tallahassee DJJ offices are "lazy". I do not agree,however, with the recent posting which called the DJJ key staff "do-nothing sloths". Such an association is a very unfair characterization of sloths. Sloths are harmless,creatures neither predatory nor parasitic and they don't lie. ~Anonymous Employee

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11/22/06 Other: To Steve Meredith . First I wish you very Happy Holiday's with your loved ones , while thing's may be hard right now . I have much respect for you standing up for the truth ! Unfortunatly untill many others learn you must all stand together . Those undesereving will lose there jobs for Onesty , as with some when my son Danny , was killed . I thank you for not following suit. It is OFFICERS like you that are needed in the system to care for the children. but first we must tear down what is corupt to reinstate those that are true ! It will happen ! Again Thank you ! Forever in tears Diana ~Diana Matthews dinmyheart@gmail.com

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11/22/06 Other DJJ facility: To 11/18/06 poster... Before you open your mouth know the facts, Danny's death was not just a fight, but in fact another good atempent to cover the truth by DJJ! Danny did not open his door two hours after lock down, He did not state only one child was there to hit him, when the vidio shows several people. Danny did not exit his room. Danny did not hit his head on ANYTHING, as ststed by guards in depo's. Danny was punched in the head and murdered, Due to others opening his door and allowing SEVERAL TO TRAP HIM INSIDE... ~Diana M Matthews dinmyheart@gmail.com

To the Anonymous poster of ,11/18/06 Other: this site obviously avodcates for gus to be the next boss. but in reality he would be the worst choice. . . to the one whos child was killed in pinellas, Lets start with my son's name Daniel J Matthews . I am Diana Matthews . Before you open your mouth know the facts , Danny's death was not just a fight , but in fact another good atempent to cover the truth by DJJ ! Danny did not open his door two hours after lock down , He did not state only one child was there to hit him , when the vidio shows several people . Danny did not exit his room . Danny did not hit his head on ANYTHING , as ststed by guards in depo's . Danny was punched in the head and murdered , Due to others opening his door and allowing , SEVERAL TO TRAP HIM INSIDE . I know why my son was there and have never stated he did not need help. I have no reson to fight the system , for it will NEVER give me Danny back, BUT FOR THIS, IT WILL SAVE OTHER CHILDREN. CATHY has no reson to fight her son is no longer there ,But she fights for justice , not to protect those that should be punished , But to protect them from further injustice to all , that includes guards, IF YOU WERE ABLE TO PAY ATTENTION! As for Gus , I have never seen him over step his postion and help a child , family or guard that did not disereve help due to injustice . Is it Gus threatens your position to cause harm ! It takes two to fight and yes any one can die anywere . That do's not give empoyee's of DJJ the right to intentionaly harm children !!!!! You have apparently opened your mouth without seeing or reading , for I have so much as defended the actions of some guards from the evening in my sons murder , Where I should realy care less about any of them . Daniel would not want me to codem the innosent guards , But I will hold accountable those that caused his death or denide him help !!!!!!!! May all have a Happy Thanksgiving . Forever in tears ~Diana M Matthews dinmyheart@gmail.com

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11/22/06 Other: A recent posting stated that a review of Riverside/Sunshine would indicate "multiple escapes,sexual assualts,high-turnover" and other problems. This discription would also cover many other DJJ facilities. Florida monitors zoos and animal shelters with greater scrutiny and professionalism than DJJ monitors the contracted providers that reap profits from troubled kids and families. It's all about politics and money. The incompetent career DJJ bureaucrats lack the energy and the ability to monitor the contractors even if they wanted to ( which they don't). The root of the problem is in Tallahassee. A Indepth legislative review is needed. ~Anonymous

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11/22/06 Charlie Crist: Seriously replace Chervanic AND Pifer with Steve Meredith. A man with some integrity and a sense of duty will be a wonderful change. That would be a real shocker for "Good Time Charley Chervanic's" corporate pals and for the JDCs like Orange,Dade and Pinellas. ~Anonymous

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11/22/06 DJJ Policy: I want to add my sincere appreciation to the "Anonymous Truth Warriors" that work in the DJJ facilities. Your eyes and ears are the sword and buckler for those that seek to reform DJJ. I do not want any special consideration or soft treatment for delinquent kids. I do want the decent,safe and secure care that we have a right to expect. We are indebted to the honest DJJ staff that report infractions that would otherwise remain hidden by the DJJ liars and spinners . Thank You. ~A Father

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11/22/06 DJJ Policy: To Parent, Man did you call it right! Ms.Lorenzo has allowed her name to be associated with so many DJJ lies and cover-ups that she will always be associated with retribution directed at honest employees, covering-up contamination and even injury and death to committed youth. A person's name and reputation are worth far more than a state job. While Chervanik and Pifer and the Knishe lay low; Ms.Penochio is sent forth in an attempt to fend off the truth. I hope she enjoys that state check. ~Tax Payer

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11/22/06 Other DJJ facility: To P-ssed O-f in Dunedin, You are right about Sunshine Youth Services being all about money and not about service to youth.. The sad fact is CSC/YSI and Securicor/G4S and many other DJJ "contracted providers" are even worse. Corporate fat cats live large on the people's taxes. The escapes, contamination and abuse can be easily smoothed-over and covered-up by DJJ "in-house investigations". DJJ incompetence and corruption enables the scams to continue regardless of scandals and fraud. Check out the gang of lobbyists working for these DJJ profiteers. ~Dunedin Too

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11/22/06 Riverside Academy: To Updater, Thank you for the news flash. When a kid escapes from Riverside I always wonder if he was prompted by a need to get away from the mold in the air or from the perverts. If DJJ fails to effectively monitor such facilities;the kid may have no choice. No one should be forced to live in a contaminated environment. ~Anonymous

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11/22/06 Pinellas JDC: I agree with the Pinellas Parent. The moron that compares DJJ facilities to Walmart, refers to Matt's death as an accident and appears to accept drunken administrators as commom acceptable practice ; would ,indeed ,serve us all well by "jumping off a cliff". I do credit his honesty. Few would attempt to defend DJJ corruption. ~Parent

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11/22/06 DJJ Policy: To the DJJ official that suggested Bill O'Riley on the Factor be contacted about the lies , abuses and corruption at DJJ, That was a great idea. I may follow-up on that. Multiple deaths,escapes,mold contmaination,rapes, orchestrated cover-ups,;it would be hard to spin those facts. The more public exposure of the Department's fraud and deceit the better. Time will tell how our "new" politicians will deal with DJJ. Time will tell who needs the mental assisstance. ~Anonymous

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11/22/06 Escambia JDC: We have had so many male officers quit that some days we have only one male working 2 shifts in a row. We have had to cancel school and visitation and have kept the kids locked down for hours, sometimes the whole day. We have sent officers all over the state to help other facilities (most recently Greenville Hills) but we can't get no help. Staff are tired and fustrated and some are calling off more than they are coming to work. What will half to happen to get some help? ~Anonymous

[NOTE FROM J4K: Message sent to DJJ's Davis and Pifer]

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11/22/06 Other: To 11-20 other apology; There you go again. You still do not get it do you...it's your mentality regarding the whole situation. Are you missing a screw? Let's see if you can understand this. When someone is responsible for the care and supervision of a child and fails to follow common sense, do their job, etc. Then if that child dies at the hands of that care-giver you want to blame the kid. Dumb dumb do you get it now?? Based on your response i doubt it. You not only offended me. You offended everyone. Thats why i said to do the world a favor. ~Still pissed off in pinellas

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11/22/06 Other DJJ facility: The Hell with Steve Meredith!! You got just what your ass deserved.When i emailed you about some information on my case that the I.G. forgot to put in there report, you ingnored me.You sent me a email stated you would have someone call me...Know never did!!So you got just what your ass deserved. ~M. Jackson

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11/21/06 Charlie Crist: The inability of DJJ to effectively maintain safe and orderly facilities,proper fiscal management and honest/transparent programming has become evidident. Florida's citizens deserve an accounting NOW! Schembri and his "key staff" should be removed along with the mold,abuse and cover-ups. Please Governor Christ... clean it up. ~Anonymous

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11/21/06 DJJ Policy: Maybe the case of Mr. Meredith will expose to the world how DJJ uses "pay-back" and intimidation to prevent public disclosure of problems and shady deals. Without the fear of retribution many dirty little secrets would have been shared. ~State Employee

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11/21/06 DJJ Policy: This would be a good time for one of Secretary Schembri's $12500. speechs on "victim's rights". I'll bet the families of Martin Anderson and the other youth killed in DJJ custody would find the speech enlightening. Youth and staff that have lived in contaminated facilities and been fed maggots might also appreciate the expensive but profound words of the "Knishe". ~Tax Payer

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11/21/06 DJJ Policy: I see that the NAACP and others are concerned about the delay in the investigation of the Bay County death. This is certainly understandable. Many people are concerned about the failure of the state to provide honest and timely investigations of DJJ scandals. DJJ has created a layered system within the Department to protect the Department's interests from truthful disclosure. IG,QA, the Office of Accountability, the Regional Offices...all answer to the same chain of command. All are corrupt. Investigations of DJJ must come from outside the Department. Hopefully they will come soon. ~Tax Payer

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11/21/06 Escambia JDC: Did you say that an "arm was broken " at Escambia? I thought the "arm was broken" at Greenview Hills. Just how many kids have had their limbs broken lately in the DJJ facilities anyway? There is a desperate need for a comprehensive state-wide study of the operations of these DJJ facilities. Too many questionable activities occur behind that wall of secrecy and deceit. Investigations are either put-off, fluffed-over or buried in lies. ~Parent

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11/21/06 Other: Stand tall Steve Meredith. Everyone knows who the liars are. ~Anonymous

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11/21/06 DJJ Policy: To the Person that Recommended the Dismissal of Carolyn Floyd, Your points about the need to replace the North Florida Residential Regional Director were "right on". How many tragedies and scandals must occur to get rid of non-performing DJJ officials? The Regional Director for Central (McFadyen) is probably worse. Don't forget Riverside,Falkenburg,Polk City. In the South with Feldman we have observed scandals at Okeechobee,Thompson and Palm Beach. ALL of these losers work under the direction of "Good Time Charley Chervanik" who serves only... ~Anonymous

To the Person that Recommended the Dismissal of Carolyn Floyd, Your points about the need to replace the North Florida Residential Regional Director were "right on". How many tragedies and scandals must occur to get rid of non-performing DJJ officials? The Regional Director for Central (McFadyen) is probably worse. Don't forget Riverside,Falkenburg,Polk City. In the South with Feldman we have observed scandals at Okeechobee,Thompson and Palm Beach. ALL of these losers work under the direction of "Good Time Charley Chervanik" who serves only the interests of the pols and the contractors ,not the youth. Youth assigned to the residential facilities will not be safe until DJJ is staffed with capable professionals. The current "leadership" are products of a corrupt bureauracy. ~Anonymous

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11/21/06 DJJ Policy: What happened to the "What Works initiative? To all you staff who atttend the conferences...Wait until the big one in daytona and belly up to the bar when Schembrie is there and ask him "What works?" Mr. Brooklyn. Make sure you say high to Good tyme Charly. He is sure to be singing and hugging the profiteers. ~Concerned Citizen

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11/21/06 Manatee JDC: If I were to anamnesis correctly youth in custody do have rights. Why was a youth chastised harshly, clothing cut off by three male and two female staff memebers one which is a supervisor. Youth attempted to harm self with a spoon not clothing. Spoon removed from youths person, youth not placed on sight and sound. Youth degraded, cursed and threaten by Supervisor Anderson and left in underwear and bra for hours. Anderson violates staff and youths rights daily. Staff ordered daily to call her immediately when any youth refuse to listen so she can have a piece of them physically. . . ~Anonymous

[NOTE FROM J4K: Message sent to DJJ's Davis and Pifer]

If I were to anamnesis correctly youth in custody do have rights. Why was a youth chastised harshly, clothing cut off by three male and two female staff memebers one which is a supervisor. Youth attempted to harm self with a spoon not clothing. Spoon removed from youths person, youth not placed on sight and sound. Youth degraded, cursed and threaten by Supervisor Anderson and left in underwear and bra for hours. Anderson violates staff and youths rights daily. Staff ordered daily to call her immediately when any youth refuse to listen so she can have a piece of them physically. Management continues to be told about this supervisor but all refuse to listen. It is a continued cover up. Anderson now calls herself "The Terminator". This supervisor does not have the best interest of youth., Anderson is a safety and security hazard. Tallahassee send in an unbias person to complete investigation. Send someone staff would be willing to talk with without fear of retaliation. Read report on youth. Tallahassee you may end up having yet another youths blood on youth hands if you allow this to continue to happen in Manatee. ~Anonymous

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11/21/06 Miami-Dade JDC: i read the clipping on Steve Meredith. you got just what you deserve you coward!! if i can rember a officer by the name of m.jackson emailed you for your help on his case and you ignored him.dont knowone fill sorry for you...because what goes around comes are round.you was the one who sent those ass kissing i.g. to do the investigation on the famous basketball game. so your daddy crooked ass secertary crossed you ass to.good!!ha...ha...m.jackson and d.zackery were are you.we having heard from you two in a long time ~MISSING MY EX-COWORKERS

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11/20/06 Other: Some of yall may want to consider consulting you EAP provider or your in house mental health counselors. Most of them probably do a decent job and could probably help you out through all the issues on this site. The new politicians mostly likely see this site as nothing more than Saturday Night live 7 days a week, Its ridiculously hilarious! Maybe one of yall should call Bill ORIley on FOX. He loves put the SPIN on the Factor......... ~Anonymous

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11/20/06 DJJ Policy: Ms. Lorenzo, where will you go after the reorganiztion of DJJ? Your obvious lies have been displayed for all to see state-wide. Your reputation and your legacy will be characterized as one who's word can be bought with a state check. One who put the "party-line" of a corrupt department above the welfare of at-risk youth and staff. You will be remembered for your false words. Merredith will be remembered as a man of honor; willing to sacrafice his job for the truth. You will be remembered as a sell-out; willing to swap your honor for a DJJ career. ~Parent

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11/20/06 DJJ Policy: To Steve Meredith, I admire you ,sir, for making a stand against the deceitful practices of DJJ. I have been one who has critisized the "canned" investigations and reports provided by DJJ/IG and DJJ spokespersons. I now salute your courage in refusing to be part of a cover-up of a tragic event that caused the death of a youth. The retribution you have suffered is not a new tactic of the Department. Hopefully your courageous stand will act as one more small stone in the sling, in the effort to bring down the corrupt DJJ Goliath. Thank you for your integrity and your courage. ~Tax Payer

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11/20/06 Riverside Academy: Riverside and the Sunshine Boys - If you do a request of incidents for this company...you will find multiple escapes,riots,sexual assaults and high turnover. Big payoffs to the management that has left and they still makin that $$$$$. Do your research in the St. Pete times online and you will only see what I mean. Mr. Jim and Rich....what is the square foot of your homes and which one lives on the water in a mansion? How bout that sky box at Ray Jay stadium? ~Pissed off in Dunedin... Shout out to my DAWGS!!!

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11/20/06 Other: to the person who would like to see me jump off a cliff,i know the young man has a name and it was not my intention to dis-respect his memory, i apologize if i offended you, but i stand by my statement that this was a seriously unfortunate accident that could have happened anywhere. the fact that it happened in a djj center does not make it a "it could only happen in djj" incident.and yes i have witnessed many, many unprofessional people in wal-mart. just about every time i go there. and as far as drunks are concerned they are in all professions... once again i apologize if i offended you, or anyone else, about omitting the young mans name as that was truly not my intention. ~Anonymous

to the person who would like to see me jump off a cliff,i know the young man has a name and it was not my intention to dis-respect his memory, i apologize if i offended you, but i stand by my statement that this was a seriously unfortunate accident that could have happened anywhere. the fact that it happened in a djj center does not make it a "it could only happen in djj" incident.and yes i have witnessed many, many unprofessional people in wal-mart. just about every time i go there. and as far as drunks are concerned they are in all professions. even the one you are in.and i dont even know what you do? i am for for a punishment enviroment as i strongly believe that is what is neccessary to correct these young children before they occupy a prison cell.because of that belief i feel that mr. barrerio, a fine person that he is, is the wrong person for the job.and yes i am connected, sort of speak, as i am a detention officer but not in pinellas nor have i ever met ms. correys son. yes djj has many problems, i am the first to agree. but lets first realize that if we are to help these children we have tom set a better example as adults, djj personel as well as parents.and once again i apologize if i offended you, or anyone else, about omitting the young mans name as that was truly not my intention. ~Anonymous

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11/20/06 Riverside Academy: Riverside Update please be aware public a youth escaped from the academy on Saturday ~The updater

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11/20/06 Other: It's a bit ironic that Penochio Lorenzo is the only Tallahassee DJJ official with the "balls" to speak out(and lie) about the retribution firing of a DJJ employee. While The old NYC hustler remains incognito,"Lyin Lorenzo" has the audacity (lack of integrity) and the guts to announce the Department Party-line story to the public. Penochio you got nerve (no honor but a lot of nerve). You get my vote for DJJ Genius this week. ~Anonymous

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11/20/06 Gus Barreiro: Gus, The DJJ "Wonk" that recently called you a "puppy dog" may well be surprised to find what a "tail up--on the scratch" red nose pit bull can do. I must say I share the concern that there are some very street-wise, predatory youth in DJJ custody and that there is a need for strong corrective action at times and for a range of necessary interventions. That is exactly why it is critical that DJJ be lead by intelligent ,honest professionals ( not political,self-serving bureaucrats). If you become Secretary,I expect to see one "game Dog" coming out of South Florida and some bureaucrat fur to fly. ~Tax Payer

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11/20/06 Other: To the Anonymous Truth Warriors, You DJJ employees and contract staffers that have reported incidents of mold,sexual misconduct,abuse and rule infractions are to be thanked and honored. Your efforts have probably prevented further outrages and perhaps tragedies. I know your jobs are difficult and that many of the youth can be obnoxious. Still an honorable person will do the right thing in any situation. Please continue to report the abuse,infractions and criminal conduct that DJJ attempts to cover-up. Intelligent people understand the necessity of your decision to remain anonymous. We have witnessed DJJ retribution. Thank You Again. ~Parent

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11/20/06 Charlie Crist: Again I say "Get those lazy do-nothing sloths out of the Tallahassee DJJ offices and into the facilities". An over-staffed,heavily-funded department should at least be expected to maintain safe,clean and orderly facilities. DJJ "leadership" at all levels has become lazy,greedy and corrupt. Without reform ,we can expect more fraud, abuse,contamination and death. A legislative investigation may well lead to mass terminations and possibly some prosecutions. For now,the high-paid sloths should at least act like they are doing something for their keep. ~anonymous

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11/20/06 Charlie Crist: Gov. Christ, Rehire Steve Merideth and fire Schembri! ~DJJ

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11/20/06 Riverside Academy: What actions are being taken about the dangerous air quaility at Riverside? Paint and recent cleaning won't get it. ~Concerned Parent

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11/20/06 DJJ Policy: Remember how DJJ stalked out of the meeting...because the press was present? Remeber how DJJ expended state dollars...to conceal an investigative report...? Remember how DJJ refused to release the "love letters" between Youth and DJJ staff? Remember the JDOs that were fired after meeting with Raggett? Remember all the cover-ups... Do you really believe Liar Lorenzo when she "emphatically denies" that Mr. Merideth was a victim of Department retribution? My only question about Mr. Lorenzo is...how could a decent honest man remain with DJJ for ten years... ~Lie Detector

DJJ Policy: Remember how DJJ stalked out of the meeting in Palm Beach because the press was present? Remeber how DJJ expended state dollars in an effort to conceal an investigative report from the public (Palm Beachgate)? Remember how DJJ refused to release the "love letters" between Youth and DJJ staff? Remember the JDOs that were fired after meeting with Raggett? Remember all the cover-ups of mold,abuse,sexual episodes, and theft? Now... Do you really believe Liar Lorenzo when she "emphatically denies" that Mr. Merideth was a victim of Department retribution? My only question about Mr. Lorenzo is...how could a decent honest man remain with DJJ for ten years? If you lay with lying dogs you get fleas. ~Lie Detector

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11/20/06 Other DJJ facility: Lorenzo "emphatically denies"...Where have we heard that before?? Seriously does anyone in the state believe a word out of that gals's mouth? Watch out there Penochio...your bloomers are on fire. ~Anonymous

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11/20/06 Charlie Crist: Until DJJ contracted providers are held accountable for their performance,incarcerated youth will be at-risk of abuse and contamination. Even after incidents of abuse,injury,escapes,contamination and gross fraud the same crooked contractors continue to receive large awards from their friends at DJJ. Lobbyists and political interests trump the needs of the public and the kids everytime. ~Tax Payer

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11/20/06 Orange JDC: Well,Well the old "Help Humper" Williams must have been feeling the heat. Poor Desha was had in more ways than one. Desha and the baby fired...now thats cold. Wonder which Hoe will be next for Williams. ~Anonymous

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11/20/06 Charlie Crist: Hopefully Govenor Crist will take take a hard look at the management of the Florida Department of Juvenile and get rid of Carolyn Floyd as the DJJ Residential Regional Director of the North Residential Region located in Jacksonville Florida... there has been two deaths of committed youth in the DJJ North Residential Region... Umatilla, Vernon and HOPE, three much needed contracted residential commitment programs for delinquent girls in the North Region, had to be shut down... Greenville Hills and Cypress Creek have come under investigation because of escapes, violence and abusive practices... ~Anonymous

Hopefully Govenor Crist will take take a hard look at the management of the Florida Department of Juvenile and get rid of Carolyn Floyd as the DJJ Residential Regional Director of the North Residential Region located in Jacksonville Florida. During her tenure as the DJJ North Residential Regional Director there has been two deaths of committed youth in the DJJ North Residential Region, ... Jan 6, 2006 Martin Lee Anderson at Bay County Sheriff's Office Boot Camp and Oct 14, 2005 Willie Lawrence Durden at Cypress Creek. Ms. Floyd has a documented track record of poor leadership and inability to manage and provide effective oversight for juvenile residential programs in the DJJ North Region. This fact is clearly demonstrated and documented by the large number of incidents, escapes, riots, child abuse complaints and program closures in the DJJ North Residential Region.

Umatilla, Vernon and HOPE, three much needed contracted residential commitment programs for delinquent girls in the North Region, had to be shut down because of lack of oversight, mismanagement, violence, escapes, child abuse and riots. In addition several boys programs in the DJJ North Region ,to include Greenville Hills and Cypress Creek have come under investigation because of escapes, violence and abusive practices.

Ms. Floyd, as Regional Director is directly accountable for the contract compliance and oversight of the contracted and state operated juvenile residential programs in the North Region. Ms. Floyd has repeatedly failed to carry out this responsibility. Ms. Floyd has proven that she cannot be trusted to ensure the protection of the public and the youth in the custody of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. ~Anonymous

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11/19/06 Escambia JDC:...Mrs. Johnson... I know how to spell and read... I am very good with my grammar skills, can you say the same. No, you can not, because you can not spell apologized... you claim, that Bo Johnson has all this accolades and rewards, this does not certify him as an officer. Everyone knows that you (Mrs. Johnson) are the reason, that the youth's arm was broken... The youth do not need an officer breaking their arms and disabling them for life. Would you want someone to break your granddaughter arm while in detention? ~Anonymous

To address the comments of Mrs. Johnson. First of all, I know how to spell and read. I never wrote the word write in my posting. I am very good with my grammer skills, can you say the same. No, you can not, because you can not spell apologized. Mrs. Johnson you spelled the word like this "apoligize." Learn how to spell, before you try to critique someone's posting. Mrs. Johnson you claim, that Bo Johnson has all this accolades and rewards, this does not certify him as an officer. Everyone knows that you (Mrs. Johnson) are the reason, that the youth's arm was broken. That youth called you a B***h, and Mr. Johnson became angery. Now, who is telling half truths. You are! Yes, that youth was in confinement and banging on the door. Mr. Johnson told that youth, "you are the B***h." Then Bo Johnson broke that youth arm's in three different places, and the youth was marked disabled by his doctor. I do not want someone like this caring for my children. Mrs. Johnson you have said, "Johnson is a good man and family man." Let me ask you this question, "Do Bo Johnson cruse out his children and grandchildren the same way, that he cruses out those youths." Let face it Bo Johnson can not pass the test, and will never be able to pass the certification test. Everyone knows not only are his writing skills poor, and he can not respond to incident reports. The following poeple have falsified reports for Bo Johnson; Mrs. Johnson, K. Moorer, J. Lee, and S. Barnhill. Mrs. Johnson I am sure that everything you wrote may be first hand information, because J. Lee discusses everything with you. I wonder why Mr. Johnson could not respond to this posting himself, because he can not read the posting. I am concerned with the treatment of the youth, and the youth do not need anyone cussing them out. The youth do not need an officer breaking their arms and disabling them for life. Would you want someone to break your granddaughter arm while in detention? ~Anonymous

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11/19/06 Falkenburg: To the Concerned Father, You were wrong to call the counsellors at Falkenburg "pot smoking sluts". Your statemtent was an insult to the pot smokers and to the sluts. ~Anonymous

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11/19/06 Falkenburg: It really dosen't matter if the so-called "Counsellors" at Falkenburg are high or not. The "mental health program" is a farce and a scam. ~Anonymous

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11/19/06 Riverside Academy: Has there been more than surface cleaning and cover-up of the mold problem at Riverside? Has there been an air quaility test? ~Concerned Parent

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11/19/06 Pinellas JDC: Boo to the DJJ "Wonk" that compared Pinellas JDC to Walmart. Last time I checked there hadn't been any murders lately at my neighborhood Big Walmart store. I also haven't heard that the Walmart store manager is a known drunken driver. Your stupid remarks reminded me of the idiot from Securicor that said the stinking mold at Polk City smelled like Applebees. You DJJ a-s k-ssers need to get out more. For the record,I don't want a soft approach to delinquency either. Just an honest,professional approach. ~Anonymous

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11/19/06 Charlie Crist: The root cause of all of the DJJ deaths,mold contamination,sexual and other abuse, thefts , fraud and cover-ups all lie in Tallahassee and in the regional offices. The cure can only come from the capital. Charly, the ball is in your court!!! ~Anonymous

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11/19/06 DJJ Policy: DJJ's cowardly cover-ups of abuse and contamination is outrageous. The incident at the Bay County Boot Camp is as much the fault of DJJ's poor oversight as it is the fault of the assualtive officers. Excuses,false reports and denials come from Department officials after each scandalous event that is exposed . Honest people are sickened by Lorenzo's smug lies. Stephen Meridith is just the latest victim of the filthy house of lies. Time to clean house. ~Anonymous for Now

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11/19/06 DJJ Policy: Does anyone still question the reason people choose to use "anonymous" to identify themselves on postings to this site? If so they should consider the retribution firing of Mr. Merideth. The corrurpt leadership at DJJ only survives through the use of lies,intimidation and political protection. We've all seen this before. ~Anonymous

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11/19/06 Other: To those that occasionally suggest to DJJ employees that they work through departmental channels when they discover abusive situations... fraudulent activities at DJJ facilities; please check out the current press coverage of a DJJ official "fired" for expressing honest views related to the death of Martin Lee Anderson. By refusing to "go along" with the Department's attempt to down-grade the brutal incident ,Mr.Stephen Maredith was fired from his employment with DJJ after ten years of service without documented deficiencies. Some will remember similar treatment of the JDOs in Hillsborough... ~Tax Payer

To those that occasionally suggest to DJJ employees that they work through departmental channels when they discover abusive situations,mold contaminations or fraudulent activities at DJJ facilities; please check out the current press coverage of a DJJ official "fired" for expressing honest views related to the death of Martin Lee Anderson. By refusing to "go along" with the Department's attempt to down-grade the brutal incident ,Mr.Stephen Maredith was fired from his employment with DJJ after ten years of service without documented deficiencies. Some will remember similar treatment of the JDOs in Hillsborough that voiced truthful observations to Director Raggett. As expected DJJ Designated Liar Penochio Lorenzo assures us that the firing of Mereideth is unrelated to his refusal to participate in another DJJ cover-up. Nice try Lorenzo! ~Tax Payer

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11/19/06 Orange JDC: Desha: girl, I can't believe your man fired you like that! Listen, saty on his behind though and make sure get your child support cause Mr. Williams seems like a slippery one. Make sure he take care of his baby! ~Anonymous

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11/19/06 Other: Professional people that have worked with youth in the DJJ facilities know the difference between strong rules and consequences,and street-talking thuggery. DJJ is badly broken. Training has been allowed to deteriorate or be neglected. Staff standards at many facilities have eroded to a point of crisis. Management and oversight has become cover-up and conceal. The good folk that are on the job are well aware of the corruption that exists. The problem is with DJJ's leadership. Start with Schembri, but don't stop there. ~Anonymous Employee

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11/19/06 Pinellas JDC: To the DJJ Apologist, Your recent posting which suggested that Matthew could have just a easily been murdered at Walmart or the movies was both a cruel lie and and insult. You will not find a Walmart with dirty, moldy facilities, rude/poorly educated staff,a public drunk for a manager, and incompetent leadership like Pifer and Schembri...If you are arguing for tough standards and consequences for crime; I am in agreement. If you are defending a rotten department built on lies and politics;you are just another liar with blood on your hands. ~ Parent

Pinellas JDC: To the DJJ Apologist, Your recent posting which suggested that Matthew could have just a easily been murdered at Walmart or the movies was both a cruel lie and and insult. You will not find a Walmart with dirty, moldy facilities, rude/poorly educated staff,a public drunk for a manager, and incompetent leadership like Pifer and Schembri. I am pro-boot camp and a strong advocate for tough love and for discipline but not for sloppy, unprofessional cruelty and deceitful cover-ups. If you are arguing for tough standards and consequences for crime; I am in agreement. If you are defending a rotten department built on lies and politics;you are just another liar with blood on your hands. ~ Parent

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11/19/06 Gus Barreiro: To the stupid person who posted the comment about Gus Barriero being a puppy dog...obviously you have never met the man, or if you have then you must be a DJJ employee who is afraid of him. . . attitudes like yours that put are kids at risk. DUMB DUMB the boy who died had a name and he was not on the street. He was under the care and supervision of the staff of the Pinellas Detention Center. Maybe you had something to do with that since you seem to know about Cathy's son then that tells me you are connected. So if Gus does take over I hope that he will find you. IF SO GOOD BY DO THE WORLD A FAVOR GO JUMP OFF A CLIFF. ~PISSED OFF IN PINELLAS

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11/18/06 Escambia JDC: Let's describe a specific worker at ERDC who does nothing all night long. He stays on the 11-7 shift because his goal is to not do anything that might be classified as work. He can't pronounce anyones name right, always anding an -ie or -ic. Probably due to his old age. He is racist towards others from foreign countries (ex. Romania). He thinks he is so cool because he drives a Dodge Durango and has the ability to scare people when they are hard at work. Hard at work does include watching movies. Keep up the hard work. ~Looking FRESH!

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11/18/06 Escambia JDC: I would just like to apologize to everyone. No I do not know why I am apologizing but I will continue to apologize. I am making an effort to try and better myself and my personality. SO PLEASE LIKE ME! Once again I just wanted to apologize just to end this with an apology.~I don't care and your still a jerk ~Anonymous

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11/18/06 Escambia JDC: Hey 15 stitches. I heard you were taking applications and I would like to know the qualifications needed. Just to let you know I am "pure" black, I do not like chocolate, I am childish, and can not hold a serious conversation with an adult. ~Superhero

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11/18/06 Escambia JDC: Juan Paublo aka Ali Babba you are one HOT officer. I noticed your entrancing "Burberry" smell the other day and I could hardly resist. I heard that you do a lot of painting in your free time on many different canvases. When can you teach me how to stroke. I will be timing your response on my red watch. I have a feeling that you don't feel the same way because your heart already ready belongs to a Bob Marley admirer. P.S. I love chicken and watermelon. Oh, I am also Muslim. ~The Heartbroken

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11/18/06 Riverside Academy: To Charly Chervanik, What about the mold and bad air at Riverside? Will there be an air quaility test SOON? Even parents get ill when they enter the musty buildings. ~Parent

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11/18/06 DJJ Policy: To Concerned DJJ employee, Terry Buckley is juat a small part of the problem of the Department failing to effectively monitor the performance of contractors at the DJJ facilities in the region. There is a culture of corruption in this region going all the way back to the HRS days. You must go higher to find the real guilty parties.The contractors do not fear or respect lazy,incompetent and corrupt DJJ officials. Terry Buckley is just going along with the dirty game. Thats her job. ~Anonymous Employee

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11/18/06 Other: this site obviously avodcates for gus to be the next boss. but in reality he would be the worst choice. . . to the one whos child was killed in pinellas, what happened was a tragedy that could have easily happened at school, the movie theater,wal-mart. any place people who at the spur of the moment want to fight . . . as for gus he is too child advocate and that is not what is best at this time. . . cathy, tell me honestly do you feel like your kid should have never been in detention? . . djj they need a real leader not some puppy dog who is going to make his decisions based upon justice4kidswebsite. ~Anonymous

this site obviously avodcates for gus to be the next boss. but in reality he would be the worst choice. alot of parents who write this site do so for their own individual child and dont have any expierence past theirs. to the one whos child was killed in pinellas, what happened was a tragedy that could have easily happened at school, the movie theater,wal-mart. any place people who at the spur of the moment want to fight.to blame djj for your childs death is stupid. if he was not detained and got in a fight at the supermarket would you blame them? a small portion, and i mean small, amount of kids that come through the doors of detention are allright kids who made a mistake.but the majority are thugs and criminals, the same ones you dont want around you and you call the police on when their stealing your stuff or kicking your doors down and shooting you.stop being close-minded their is a reason they are their and it has nothing with being good. as for gus he is too child advocate and that is not what is best at this time. i am not saying to abuse these kids but if they are to have any chance at a positive future they need to be taught a lesson now. being soft on them,which is what you people who run this site want along with gus, is not going to fix them.cathy, tell me honestly do you feel like your kid should have never been in detention? is that why you all this?alot of these kids are more abused at home than they are with us. and as for djj they need a real leader not some puppy dog who is going to make his decisions based upon justice4kidswebsite. ~Anonymous

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11/18/06 Charlie Crist: Questions: 1) Given his background, how can anyone believe anything Anthony Schembri says? 2) In that he has proven himself to be dishonest and untrustworthy;how can Anthony Schembri hold such a responsible and high-paid position in state government? 3) How long will it take governor-elect Christ to replace this hustler with an ethical and capable leader? ~State Employee

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11/18/06 Riverside Academy/Other DJJ facility: Incidents of sexual misconduct involving both staff and youth are very common at many (most) of residential DJJ programs. Anyone that has been employed at a DJJ site for a period of time will be able to tell true stories of such events and of the cover-ups that followed. The date of the investigation report indicates that Riverside investigstions were initiated only after an honest staff member posted the crime on this board. . . Decent staff can open the secretive, closed institutions with truthful disclosure and let in some light an fresh air. ~Anonymous

Incidents of sexual misconduct involving both staff and youth are very common at many (most) of residential DJJ programs. Anyone that has been employed at a DJJ site for a period of time will be able to tell true stories of such events and of the cover-ups that followed. The date of the investigation report indicates that Riverside investigstions were initiated only after an honest staff member posted the crime on this board. I hope there will be decent and caring workers at all DJJ facilities that will report the crimes and cover-ups. Decent staff can open the secretive, closed institutions with truthful disclosure and let in some light an fresh air. ~Anonymous

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11/17/06 Riverside Academy/Other DJJ facility: Did Riverside allow a pervert to simply resign after performing a sex act on a youth in DJJ custody? Almost identical actions have occurred at other DJJ facilities. Only ligitament investigations and penalties will curtail the frequency of such situations at DJJ facilities. The cover-ups only serve to protect DJJ officials and corporate contractors. It may take the anonymous reports of honest and decent staff at Riverside and other DJJ facilities to expose the truth. What is really going on at Riverside? ~Dunedin

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11/17/06 DJJ Policy: I guess no one is concerned about the pot smoking sluts at Falkenburg Academy and will cover up anything they do even if it hurts the youth. I really hope that a new Secretary of State comes into office and puts a stop to all of this coruption in the system and to those councilors at Falkenburg who should of stayed away. I sure people are even happy they are back, I know my son isn't. He called to tell me that he doesn't get help from them anyway and they don't respect him. ~Concerned Father

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11/17/06 DJJ Policy/Falkenburg Academy: Someone please check into Phil Batson's degree and background since he is providing mental health services to the youth at Falkenburg Academy. You may find that he does not meet the MH/SA qualifications with his degree and has not received the mandatory 52 hours of training prior to provinding services to the youth. This may be a good question for Terri Buckley and andrienne Conwell to answer since they manage Consult Care's contract and allow CC to continue to not abide by the contract, program, and federal/state requirments. ~Concerned DJJ Employee

[NOTE FROM J4K: Message forwarded to DJJ's Davis & Chervanik]

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11/17/06 Gus Barreiro: To Gus Barreiro, Mold and oral sex at Riverside, pot smoking counsellors at Falkenburg...Abuse (broken arm) at Greenview Hills, thefts at Dade,contamination at Palm Beach and Polk City, Sleeping on duty and sexual hijinks at Orange and on and on ; the names and places may change but DJJ always seems to remain the same...Incompetent and corrupt! When will enough be enough? ~Parent

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11/17/06 Charlie Crist: A tip to governor elect Christ: When you fill the position presently held by Secretary Schembri please see that a proper background check occurs this time around. The present secretary of DJJ has a documented record of law violations, ethics investigations, law suits/out of court settlement for assault of a subordinate, improper use of public resources for personal and political purposes. With the cloud of corruption that hangs over DJJ,an honest leader would be a great asset. ~Tax Payer

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11/17/06 Escambia JDC: Let me begin by saying that a site of this nature could be a great thing for kids and for employees of DJJ if it were used in the spirit in which, I believe, it was created. I have spent the better part of several evenings reading the postings and find the vast majority to be not only ignorant but mean spriited. Usually, where there is smoke, there is fire and I do believe that there are many issues that need attending to. BUT, who can sort them out amid the profanity, name-calling, threats and little minded accusations? While I do not work directly for DJJ... ~Anonymous

Let me begin by saying that a site of this nature could be a great thing for kids and for employees of DJJ if it were used in the spirit in which, I believe, it was created. I have spent the better part of several evenings reading the postings and find the vast majority to be not only ignorant but mean spriited. Usually, where there is smoke, there is fire and I do believe that there are many issues that need attending to. BUT, who can sort them out amid the profanity, name-calling, threats and little minded accusations? While I do not work directly for DJJ, I do work along side the Escambia DJJ employees every day of the week and find them to be extremely professional and while they are definitley overworked and tired and their morale low, they do keep the safety and welfare of these children uppermost in their actions and words. The guards handle the kids with respect in both word and action. Often times when the kid is behaving rudely and disrepectfully towards school employees and staff alike. I do not see the goings on at night nor am I privvy to the inner gossip but I do speak with the kids a great deal. Their stories about their treatment do not match what I have read on this site at all. There have been instances where a kid has said something that warranted further investigation, but rather than go on a site and complain, I followed procedure and then checked frequently to see that it was handled properly and timely, and sure enough, it was, every time. Now, if there are inequities and unfairnesses where the employees are concerned, (and there very well may be asit is human nature to have this in the work environment), then stop complaining, follow the outlined procedures and be brave enough to face the consequences. Consequences that do include retribution. Not right. Not fair. But part of the way it is. Instead of writing in this blog, take this rightful anger/frustration and construct meaningful letters directly to those who can do something. Make multile copies and send to whoever is on the "chain of command" as well as to the public via newspapers and TV. Bashing workmates and the system here is doing nothing but making all who are associated with DJJ look like little minded, mean spiritied, dysfunctional, immature idiots. If there are legitimate wrongs, then deal with them in the light, out loud. That way, if there is retribution, all will immendiately see it happening and know who is inflicting it. The "higher ups" can not deal adequately with anonymity and factless accusations. BUT they have no choice except to deal with names, faces and facts presented intelligently and systematically. My heart goes out to all who work in this system. It is thankless for the most part and most employees are good hearted, well meaning, functional adults hoping/trying to make a difference in a kid's life so that he/she never has to return. ~Anonymous

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11/17/06 Gus Barreiro: The selection of a "DJJ Genius of the Week Award" was really tough because of all the worthy geniuses with the Department. The selection committee finally settled on the dynamic Eleese Davis. Ms. Davis has demonstrated true genius in her efforts to correct the deficiencies at Dade (great job there) and her more recent "success" in bringing "transparency" and "ACCOUNTABILITY" TO DJJ. Her exemplary achievements have lived up to the standards we have come to expect from DJJ. Dishonorable mention for the week goes to the ever-dependable screw-up Greg Chinault in recognition... ~Awards Committee

The selection of a "DJJ Genius of the Week Award" was really tough because of all the worthy geniuses with the Department. The selection committee finally settled on the dynamic Eleese Davis. Ms. Davis has demonstrated true genius in her efforts to correct the deficiencies at Dade (great job there) and her more recent "success" in bringing "transparency" and "ACCOUNTABILITY" TO DJJ. Her exemplary achievements have lived up to the standards we have come to expect from DJJ. Dishonorable mention for the week goes to the ever-dependable screw-up Greg Chinault in recognition of his many "successes"(not) throughout his career including the present disgraceful mess at ORJDC.

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11/16/06 DJJ Policy: Is it just me or are most of the messages from Orange and Dade JDCs a blurred mix of incoherent ramblings,foul language, misspelled words and semi-literate verbage with no semblance of organized thought or discernable meaning? Is it possible that these cryptic messages are truly a serious attempt of DJJ employees to communicate? If so, it is a shameful situation that DJJ would employ and maintain such undesirable and ignorant individuals to monitor at-risk youth. Shameful. ~Anonymous

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11/16/06 Riverside Academy: To Charles Chervanik, Did Riverside administration knowingly cover up a possible sexual offense against a minor at that facility? Yes or no? Has DJJ initiated an investigstion? Was law enforcemwent notified? Has there been an air quality test of the Riverside facility yet? ~Parent

[NOTE FROM J4K: Preliminary info - Tampa Police Report #06620921 and DJJ Case #2006-07211 for 10/21/06 Riverside sexual misconduct incident]

11/16/06 Miami-Dade JDC: The ivestigation in to the escape on July 4,2006 and the missing $200,000.00 dollars have not being competed yet.Dont worry Sgt.Bess and Chief Watson have the situation well in hand. ~Anonymous

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11/16/06 DJJ Policy: Just for the record..Has the "Knishe" made use of all the expensive police toys he demanded on his vehicle? That expenditure along with the costly make-over of his office were early indicators of what a pompous,self-aggrandizing crook Jeb had hired. Schembri has been expensive to the citizens of Florida (just like he was to NYC). He has been costly in both public monies and in the loss of credibility for state agencies (and in the blood of incarcerated youth). A corrupt,top-heavy,incompetent Department has actually deteriorated under Schembri's period in the office. ~Anonymous

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11/16/06 Miami-Dade JDC: To Real One, Don't be so proud ; you sure don't deserve to be. The "old staff" at Dade were also a bunch of lazy,lyin,trash. I don't think there were quite as many sluts (male and female types)as there are now but the sorry performance was the same or even worse. Remember Omar? ~Cutler Ridge

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11/16/06 DJJ Policy: The tax-paying public deserve a full accounting of the many instances of fraud,abuse and cover-ups... The history of DJJ crimes and lies would likely pale in comparison to the true outrages that have been cover-up. Our new Governor and legislature should demand a full accounting of DJJ's failure to adequately protect the youth in custody or provide proper stewardship of state monies and resources. Begin with the Palm Beachgate event ,in which ,DJJ actually used state funds to attempt to prevent the disclosure of information to the public... ~Tax Payer

The tax-paying public deserve a full accounting of the many instances of fraud,abuse and cover-ups that have occurred and are taking place at numerous DJJ facilities. The history of DJJ crimes and lies would likely pale in comparison to the true outrages that have been cover-up. Our new Governor and legislature should demand a full accounting of DJJ's failure to adequately protect the youth in custody or provide proper stewardship of state monies and resources. Begin with the Palm Beachgate event ,in which ,DJJ actually used state funds to attempt to prevent the disclosure of information to the public. The credibility of the new administration will be tested by the handling of this rotten Department. ~Tax Payer

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11/16/06 Miami-Dade JDC: To the old line staff at Miami Dade DJJ just keep hanging in there the just day for you officers are on the way.Do you remember the old Supervisor George Morgan? if you think back everything that's happening now Mr.Morgan told you that this was going to happen. All the real supervisors no longer exist.I'am sure you remember the only real and very devoted Superintendent Dwight Coleman, a true man for right and had no favorites among us.I feel your pain, this facility has gone to hell in a hand basket, just look around every strong worker that we've had they are almost all gone... ~Ms. Anonymous 2

To the old line staff at Miami Dade DJJ just keep hanging in there the just day for you officers are on the way.Do you remember the old Supervisor George Morgan? if you think back everything that's happening now Mr.Morgan told you that this was going to happen. All the real supervisors no longer exist.I'am sure you remember the only real and very devoted Superintendent Dwight Coleman, a true man for right and had no favorites among us.I feel your pain, this facility has gone to hell in a hand basket, just look around every strong worker that we've had they are almost all gone.I love you all and remember the great words of George Morgan ONLY THE STRONG WILL SURVIVE!!!.Prayers for I'll long time co-worker and friend Micheal Johnson's family,gone but never forgotten.People must remember we pave the way for certain things that new worker's have walked in and recieved.We have given a lot of blood sweat and tears also lost a few along the way in health or death but we made it.This is the first time we have been able to express our views and thought's without having to hide and write anonymously to keep from being written up or losing our jobs.To the nwe worker's that think they know everything about this job,you know nothing.The uniforms you now wear,blood sweat and tears did that. Please wear them with pride and understand how we feel when you can just come in and recieve the cushion jobs just because,what gives you the right and I'am not blaming you for what every cause I know it's been given for what every reason.Hope you guy's work together and not fight among each other.Prayer changes everything and stay focus.

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11/15/06 DJJ Policy: Has DJJ completed the investigation of the thefts at Dade? The alledged assault at Greenview Hills? The report of sexual abuse and cover-ups at Riverview? The problems at Orange,Dade,Polk City and Falkenburg? Where is that "tranparency" that was extolled by the spin-masters a while back? Vermin ,mold and governmental corruption thrive in the dark and perish in the fresh air and sunlight. DJJ desperately needs some fresh air and sunlight. ~Anonymous

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11/15/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Ms.Bess, DJJ & Miami Dade Police Dept is sick of your mess.Girlfriend be real you have stepped in you own "s---".Tell the truth and shame the devil cause you are his best bud. You stink and you know it and everyone standing by can smell you also.To take from detainees when you had controll over what's in question is just a shame,be a woman about it and come clean,oh I forgot you just plain foul and funky too!!!.Stop spreading yourself so thin and loose.Ms Virgo I know who you are also and you are right,be glad you'll out of the HELL HOLE and live,love and laugh at Ms.Bess mess. ~Anonymous

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11/15/06 Miami-Dade JDC: This is really a treat for me as an old staff Sr. Officer.I've read the comments that you officers have said negative about each other.I find that so sad,and as for as the old Supervisor Albert Booker is his name and when you metion it do it with RESPECT!!.To all the old workers that's left hang in there and beware of the company you involve yourself with.The past is the past so move on and do what it takes to keep your jobs. ~The Real One

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11/15/06 Miami-Dade JDC: The most serious problem with the staff at Dade has not been that there is a negative group or that the working conditions are bad. The main problem has been the high percentage of ignorant,cruel and low-life types on the staff for years. The administration has been inept and self-serving. This lack of competence , professionalism and basic human decency has brought about the thefts,abuse and the death. State officials and DJJ regional and state leadership,have acted only to cover their own interests not to truly clean up the facility. ~Cutler Ridge

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11/15/06 Orange JDC: To the posting dated nov. 2nd, where someone speaks about B. Williams, A. Brushwood and others. Only one of those ladies has my vote for worst orjdc employee and that is Ofc. Collier. That lady has pissed off everyone at some point or another at this facility. As for A. Coleman and R. Pate, well I'm not going to touch them two. However, as for A. Brushwood and B. Williams these ladies I admire. I talk to them whenever I can and soeak up there knowledge in regards to their longevity with the department. Don't hate on eiter one of these ladies b/c they choose to speak their mind... ~Anonymous

To the posting dated nov. 2nd, where someone speaks about B. Williams, A. Brushwood and others. Only one of those ladies has my vote for worst orjdc employee and that is Ofc. Collier. That lady has pissed off everyone at some point or another at this facility. As for A. Coleman and R. Pate, well I'm not going to touch them two. However, as for A. Brushwood and B. Williams these ladies I admire. I talk to them whenever I can and soeak up there knowledge in regards to their longevity with the department. Don't hate on eiter one of these ladies b/c they choose to speak their mind and not hold back when it comes to what they and will not stand for. I wish I had even half the ability to speak what's on my mind the way she does. You don't have to like what she says or like her period. You don't have to work with her if you don't want to. Just give Ofc. Williams her props, and don't give her any reason to tell you when you are out of line or when you're worng. ~Anonymous

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11/15/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Yes it is time to put old b**ch a** Delancy and that wh**e Ponder to rest.Watch and see it about to happen...just wait ~My Eyes

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11/15/06 DJJ Policy: The report of a staff member at Riverside performing a sex act on a youth is terribly troubling. This possible "CRIME" should be investigated immediately. If Riverside administration knew of a potential crime and failed to report it;that too would be crime. Too many such events at DJJ facilities have gone unreported and uninvestigated. ~Parent

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11/14/06 DJJ Policy: TO Governor Christ and the Legislature, Please don't just scoff at this website. At times there are some pretty wild postings and some really crazy messages. Please don't discount the pleas for your intervention. Just check-out the reports of sexual abuse, neglect and contamination. These reports are largely true and the DJJ leadership has been far more anxious to cover their own butts (and the contracted providers) than to correct the problems. Please just check it out. You will not get accurate information from DJJ or from the corporate lobbyists. ~Tax Payer

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11/14/06 DJJ Policy: Election is over..I hope the "Knishe" is packin up! Hopefully, he won't leave alone! ~Anonymous

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11/14/06 DJJ Policy: The Awards Committee should consider Chief of Staff Penochio Lorenzo (the former Communications Director) and Tara Collins the present Commununcations Director for the "Genius" award. There has been little or no information from the Department on the serious problems at Orange,Greenview Hills, Riverside and Dade. Cover-ups and decietfulness are definetly acts of DJJ genius. These "ladies" deserve reognition. It appears that the DJJ plan is for these crimes to just "go away" as many others have in the past. ~Anonymous

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11/14/06 Orange JDC: To the 11/08 writer... we did not have problems with mental health with Lakeside (except with the evildoer Katherine). Now we have a problem and it's defeating to know no one is going to do a damn thing about it because John is in bed with Dizney and Rena, who is a BIGpart of the problem is also in bed with him and no one wil touch her; although she dresses so that evryone will want to touch her! The only one worth her weight in gold and know what she is doing and is doing it right is Jay - keep it up girl! GOD DO WE MISS INEZ AND LAKESIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~Anonymous

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11/14/06 Falkenburg Academy: To Adrienne Conwell and Terri Buckley with DJJ, have you checked out the qualifications of the Consult Care staff at Falkenburg and ensure that they have the correct training hours that meets the MH/SA manual and the contract? I read online that a BS degree needs 52 hours of training and if one of the counselors is a bachelor level and with a new company which they are, then they should have the hours prior to treating my son... My son doesn't have a month to wait for his services... ~Concerned Parent

[NOTE FROM J4K: Message forwarded to Conwell, Buckley, Chervanik and Davis]

To Adrienne Conwell and Terri Buckley with DJJ, have you checked out the qualifications of the Consult Care staff at Falkenburg and ensure that they have the correct training hours that meets the MH/SA manual and the contract? I read online that a BS degree needs 52 hours of training and if one of the counselors is a bachelor level and with a new company which they are, then they should have the hours prior to treating my son. Are the youth getting the contracted services or are you overlooking this to allow Consult Care time to get back on track? How can you continue to allow CC to have the contract when your sent out a cure letter back in August and they continue to not follow their corrective actions? Karma will come back to get you for not putting the youth first. My son doesn't have a month to wait for his services to get back on track or have a consisted counselor. Please do something soon before the papers get a hold of this. I know how to get information some of us parents are really educated and know where to find things and seek real people to help. ~Concerned Parent

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11/14/06 Falkenburg Academy: Maybe those two Falkenburg Academy Counselors should be drug tested by their hair sample instead of urine. Anyone can pass a urine test. Has anyone checked into what other unethical practices they may be doing now that they are back at work? It is unfortunate that Consult Care is so desperate to have employees that they would overlook what is in the best interest of the youth. Having qualified counselors would be of importance. ~Concerned Mother of a Cadet

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11/14/06 DJJ Policy: You darn right the DJJ contracting scam is "lucrative". Hire a bunch of semi-literate unskilled staff, set up shop in a dirty building and collect major league money from the state. Just have to keep a crew of lobbyists on retainer, make the right political donations ,and stay close with the DJJ "key staff". You are wrong about old Sam Walton though. He wouldn't be in this business for two reasons. #1) He's dead and #2) He had too much integrity. Most of the DJJ profiteers are just greedy, crooked hustlers. ~Paula QT

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11/14/06 Orange JDC: In the year I worked at ORDJC I saw alot of task minded, caring individuals, respectfully get the inmates together fir basketball. They had happiness on the face and eager to play. Thes are the reasons I work there. You C**K B**ES make ir sound soooo ugly there. I liked working there and it did seem like team work. That was about the time themental health people from Lakeside was there - INEZ, DAVID, AND 2 other WOMEN - then one left. You could tell Lakeside was respected by everyone but.......CHINALT,and ADELE the psychologist... ~Anonymous

In the year I worked at ORDJC I saw alot of task minded, caring individuals, respectfully get the inmates together fir basketball. They had happiness on the face and eager to play. Thes are the reasons I work there. You C**K B**ES make ir sound soooo ugly there. I liked working there and it did seem like team work. That was about the time themental health people from Lakeside was there - INEZ, DAVID, AND 2 other WOMEN - then one left. You could tell Lakeside was respected by everyone but.......CHINALT,and ADELE the psychologist...They ran them unmercifully and never let them know they did anythin right. A file was missing and David couldnt find it. He was given the evil eye. They didn't know that 15 minutes earler David had deescalated a youth who had been crying, and getting mire agitated. He was thinking Baker Act, cuz he had the licence to do it. But no - they talked to each other,,,,the respect between those to was immeasurable and you don;t see that with th new mental health staff, We miss Lakeside and yeah we is and be crude but Lakeside was a positive forcr at orjdc. Someone needs to do something - Williams did a great job. Eason is a real Pro, Pate is great, Teachers are committed and dedicated. Mental Health needs to step aside and let the PROS at Lakeside run the show....I tell you, RIGHT NOW, is whenLAKESIDE is vulnerable to a deal offer. Get the word out NOW, Fire Jenks (he;s a pervert - looks a little too long at the fenale inmate especially when they;re naked in the showers around 3 or 3 - he has no boundaries ... NO boundaries. And I think it id SICK that Dizney thinks's she's going to get some meat from John Huf ~Anonymous

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11/13/06 DJJ Policy: I have heard DJJ officials and others in authority make disparaging statements about "anonymous reports". The inference being that if a complaintant is not willing to put his/her name on the line; his/her complaint is invalid. This is a bully tactic. We have witnessed the misuse of political power and bureaucratic authority take away jobs and even destroy careers. In a corrupt system the powerless must be cautious. Intimidation may stifle justice and truth; but only for a time. ~Tax Payer

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11/13/06 Riverside Academy: It should not prove difficult to determine if there was indeed a sex act performed on a minor at Riverside. Just provide for an outside investigtor to interview the staff and youth anonymously. DJJ would rather do an "in-house" investigation or no investigation at aLL (SAME DIFFERENCE). An investigation by DJJ/IG would be pointless. Everyone already knows what the outcome would be. What was the outcome of the investigation at Dade? Palm Beach? Pahokee? What a terrible shame! What a shame... ~Anonymous

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11/13/06 Miami-Dade JDC: It's sad that everyone across the state get's a chance to view the deplorable corruption that still exists in Miami Dade Detention. You have supervisors like Hinson who validates herself as a supervisor by trashing good officers all in the name of pleasing her daddy "Delancy" Speaking of Delancy, it's been quite some time you have felt that no one is aware of the secret games you have been playing with Ms. Ponder... It's sad that you are supposed to be an example of a leader... Do you think that no one is aware of the recent friday nights that Ms. Ponder has been if your office... ~Anonymous

It's sad that everyone across the state get's a chance to view the deplorable corruption that still exists in Miami Dade Detention. You have supervisors like Hinson who validates herself as a supervisor by trashing good officers all in the name of pleasing her daddy "Delancy" Speaking of Delancy, it's been quite some time you have felt that no one is aware of the secret games you have been playing with Ms. Ponder. Well the time has come, and the light is about to come on. Dale, Miami-Dade, Natalie, and everyone is about see you for the person you are. It's sad that you are supposed to be an example of a leader, but in reality you are a person who never got help for the problem you have and was placed in a position to facilitate your flings. Do you think that no one is aware of the recent friday nights that Ms. Ponder has been if your office, and the times you have left with her. Remember video don't lie, so tell your hound dog Hinson to burn or shall I say "erase" that footage. The time is now. ~Anonymous

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11/13/06 Other DJJ facility: If all the dope-smokers and sluts (male and female) ever left DJJ the facilities would lose much of the current staff. Falkenburg is just like most the rest of the facilities. What's the big deal? Nobody really cares or the problem would not be so obvious. If you want to observe a mass exit just initiate random unannounced drug screening. ~Anonymous

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 11/13/06 Miami-Dade JDC: To Miami-Dade "Watching", The old supervisors were sorry too. There weren't that many decent staff that deserved being supported. Dade has always been a waste land and still is. I agree it's even worse now. I just hope no more kids die. ~Anonymous

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11/13/06 Miami-Dade JDC: ...You must be a fairly new employee because your simple ass don't know s**t... First you stated that I worked the keystation, then you stated that I worked on the girls unit...Which of the two is it b**ch? Let me answer that for you... I worked all over a**hole. It's obvious that you have a great deal of animosity towards me, or could it be jealousy? It's mother f***ers like yourself that make this site interesting...  ~Anonymous

To: Anonymous...From Virgo... You must be a fairly new employee because your simple ass don't know s**t... First you stated that I worked the keystation, then you stated that I worked on the girls unit...Which of the two is it b**ch? Let me answer that for you... I worked all over a**hole. It's obvious that you have a great deal of animosity towards me, or could it be jealousy? It's mother f***ers like yourself that make this site interesting... Do me a huge favor.... Suck my entire a**.. Leave it squeaky clean okay. You are probably one of those young ignorant bithes that the department has recently hired... It's obvious that my comments in regards to the supervisor's offended you... I wonder why? Could it be because you are an a** kisser who is trying to hold on to your job.. Or could it be you are simply riding their d**ks?? ~Anonymous

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11/12/06 Riverside Academy: MMMM.... Is riverside owned by the same Jim Hill at Old Harbor Bank? Must be lucrative business to be doing DJJ work. I wonder if Sam Walton of Wal-mart will be getting into the bizness. ~Paul Q. TaxPayer

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11/12/06 Escambia JDC: This message is to let everybody know that administration is not fair at Escambia detention.lets talk about the neglect release with the evening supervisor,...i will return again with all the information,there is more to come,just keep doing people wrong and you will see. ~Anonymous

Escambia JDC: This message is to let everybody know that administration is not fair at Escambia detention.lets talk about the neglect release with the evening supervisor,lt. Burnham of a female youth during the month of september 06,do not make me come back here and put in the exact date,another supervisor was suspended for neglect release,nothing done to lt. Burnham,do the headquarters know about this? Aso lee does,is this still a cover up?all the new staff are leaving because of the unfair treatment with administration,just ask them and they will tell you. Ofc. Moorer walking around with aso-lee when she should be during her double on,she is in the office,who cannot see this,and they make other people keep doubling back to back,the new staff are tired of this. This detention is corrupt,do not have anyone to run the facility,how long is this going to go on without someone step up and replace the aso,it is down in the pits.why are there husband and wife working at the same facility on the same shift,aso lee is fair to ofc. Johnson and ofc. Moorer because they always get what they wants,so of course she is fair to them. How can someone be hired ther without being interviewed for the job,be promoted without being interviewed for a position,again this is why they are leaving the place,i will return again with all the information,there is more to come,just keep doing people wrong and you will see. ~Anonymous

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11/12/06 Other DJJ facility: The youth in DJJ custody,their families and the public are indebted to the staff at DJJ facilities that post reports of abuse,neglect and contamination. DJJ will be hard-pressed to claim ignorance of serious problems at many sites after there has been reason for potential concern posted. All serious messages should at least trigger a serious review. Riverside,Orange,Palm Beach, Greenview Hills, Dade, Pahokee, Okkechobee, Polk City...All have been maked as potential tragdeies waiting to happen. Please stay vigilant and keep posting potential problems. ~Anonymous

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11/12/06 DJJ Policy: The parent that was hopeful that "Jason from Riverside" was trustworthy when he assurred her that there was no mold or sex problems at Riverside should take note of recent postings. DJJ is about money,and politics and can not be trusted. ~Parent

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11/12/06 DJJ Policy: If a sex crime against a minor was indeed "covered up" at Riverside, a serious crime has been committed(again). Where is the so-called Inspector General? Where is the so-called Office of Accountability? Where is "Good time Charley Chervanik"? looks like another cover-up in the making! An immediate investigation is critical. Such a crime is horrible but a cover up by state-paid officials is much worse. ~Tax Payer

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11/12/06 Riverside Academy: With regard to Riverside...Call the Abuse line. Call the tribune. Forget about DJJ or Sunshine admitting or correcting anything. Chervanik only looks out for the corporate profits and the politicians (not the kids). I told you Jason was a liar. Do something! ~Anonymous

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11/12/06 Falkenburg Academy: Unreal y'all! They finally get rid of the pot smokin' councilors and hire some them right back a few days later. What a joke Falkenburg is becomin! ~Anonymous

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11/12/06 Miami-Dade JDC: This is an addition to my first posting... It's funny how everyone writes maybe Gus Barreiro will step up, let's see the leaders credentials,etc. But even if we do have a Gus Barreiro as leader and bring back old leaders that were positive and hire new positive leaders, there will be that same percentage of staff that feed off of talking negative... the only thing you have to say to them is that you do not have what it takes to step up to the plate and fight for JUSTICE and that is what this board stands for JUSTICE!... ~Watching your every move

This is an addition to my first posting being that I could not send it altogether.

It's funny how everyone writes maybe Gus Barreiro will step up, let's see the leaders credentials,etc. But even if we do have a Gus Barreiro as leader and bring back old leaders that were positive and hire new positive leaders, there will be that same percentage of staff that feed off of talking negative about everyone because it makes them feel good. This to me demonstrates LOW SELF ESTEEM. But the reality is that YOU ARE THE PERCENTAGE OF NEGATIVE EMPLOYEES THAT ARE STILL HERE AND MAKE IT WORSE FOR THOSE IN FAVOR OF CHANGE. You cloud the officers that are working towards raising the bar of morale, safety and security for the youths, staff and the community. You continue to make the concerned parents and tax payers feel that all we do in this department is negative. That is not so, YES, we have alot wrong with the department but ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN ONE DAY!!

For change, we need FUNDING, we need LEADERSHIP, we need UNITY of MANAGEMENT AND FRONTLINE STAFF, we need PATIENCE and most of all we need TO LOVE WHAT WE DO IN OUR DAILY JOBS. Even if we had all of the above and you are an Officer that does not love what you do, you will mot suceed in your career. In order to suceed in this arena you must love the following: LOVE WORKING WITH CHILDREN, BELIEVE IN THE SYSTEM, LOVE WORKING WITH THE PUBLIC AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN A PERSON's LIFE whether it is a youth or your fellow worker. You must be PROFESSIONAL AT ALL TIMES ON AND OFF DUTY, ETHICAL, LOYAL AND BE A LEADER. If you have said that you are NOT a person that fits any of the qualifications mentioned, then you are NOT the person for DJJ.

You should be embarrassed that you have mothers and tax payers that write on this board angry and traumatized about things that have occurred in this department. You blame it on salaries, you have no excuse!! You took the job knowing and willing to work for this salary, SO DON't COMPLAIN!!! You have no excuse for the taxpayers or parents, the only thing you have to say to them is that you do not have what it takes to step up to the plate and fight for JUSTICE and that is what this board stands for JUSTICE!!!!

If Gus Barreiro does make it as the Secretary of the department I believe that you are going to have a rude awakening. Gus is about Safety and Security and about getting the job done from his comments during Omar Paisleyand Martin Anderson and ll of the youths that have died or have been hurt in our Custody. From all of his speeches, he believes that we are professionals and do not have an excuse to slack off, abuse of our power or to whine. So if you are one of the officers that whine, abuse of your power as you are doing here on this board, seek employment elsewhere before he is appointed and save yourself the embarrassment. Allow the officers and staff that are REALLY WORKING HARD FOR THE CAUSE TO CONTINUE AND ACCOMPLISH THIS GOAL. ALLOW US TO CARE FOR YOUTHS AND OFFICERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT AND GET RID OF THIS NEGATIVE CLOUD. ~Watching your every move

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11/12/06 Miami-Dade JDC: ...You are right when you state that Dade has always had a negative group of individuals that worked for that facility. But you cannot negate the fact that the Supervisors mentioned were supervisors that were for the staff. Garrido was a supervisor who swayed wherever had to and Booker always stood his ground and spoke his mind to the higher ups. This is why he is not here today because he did not play well with the corrupt executives such as Eleese Davis, Wanda Smith, Janice Walker, Sharon Shore, etc... ~Watching your every move

This message is to Cutler Ridge and to the anonymous writer that answered Virgo, You are right when you state that Dade has always had a negative group of individuals that worked for that facility. But you cannot negate the fact that the Supervisors mentioned were supervisors that were for the staff. Garrido was a supervisor who swayed wherever had to and Booker always stood his ground and spoke his mind to the higher ups. This is why he is not here today because he did not play well with the corrupt executives such as Eleese Davis, Wanda Smith, Janice Walker, Sharon Shore, etc.

As for the Assistant's, Ms. Verdell Young and Ms. Elizabeth Maldanado, if you are truly an old veteran know that they were the ONLY Assistants that knew where they came from. They did not micro manage and they spoke to you not down to you. They always defended us and were visible at all times even after their shifts, you would see them around. I remember Ms. Maldanado one time covering on C shift and working Module 6 for 3 one-on-one youths, 2 nitghs in a row. What about the time that Ms. Young, Ms. Maldanado and Mr. Westly served us breakfast and the barbeques they would do for youths and staff?

They would come in on weekends and work the mods while we ACTUALLY TOOK OUR FULL BREAKS, oh let's not forget that they would come into the dining hall everyday and watch the youths and we took breaks then. But that is right you would be the type of person to forget that they also started the Sunshine Club so that we could send flowers, or pay for anything when one our own where down and out.

You know it's funny, you complain about everything but no one steps up to the plate and speaks out to those that do wrong. Instead, you run behind Cathy's website and write about negative things with or without facts and you whine, whine, whine. At least these people you mentioned have gone to the extreme and have faced their enemies and are now either not with the department or transferred elsewhere. At least they can say to themselves, I am gone or transferred because I was doing the right thing. What can you say!? Oh, I only have a mouth behind a website but I'm a coward to step forward an do something about the problems that are still there? ~Watching your every move

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11/12/06 DJJ Policy: I see Escambia is entering the contest for the Stupidest postings from a JDC. They are off to a good start but have along way to go to reach rhe level of stupidity displayed by Orange. Miami-Dade is,of course, in a class by themselves in the category of stupidity. keep up the good effort Escambia. You do seem to have the necessary ignorance to compete if you just stick with it. ~Anonymous

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11/11/06 Miami-Dade JDC: This is to "Virgo" who ever the "a" hole is. we know who you are girl, so stop trying to act like someone else. girl you use to come to work drunk all the time. what you talkin bout. you just keep talkin mess bout supervisors, girl clean up yo "s" first ok. sorry "a" could only work the key station. and yo "a" is just as sorry where you at now. it aint but a matter of time before that job find you out. i work on the female unit and saw how yo "a" was. and i wasn't even a supervisor. get a life girlfriend you show aint got one now. your gone and still trippin on the supervisors and djj. get to steppin "B"! ~Anonymous

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11/11/06 Riverside Academy: ...Mr. Drew Wagner was fired after hard work of trying to turn the second floor around... several teachers has left the Riverside because of the mold, yesterday i saw a BIG RAT running in a office... People are placed in positions without the education needed. several staff were fired about a week ago for sucking a youth penis. it was covered up(right Jason)... Jim and Rich go over to Riverside yourselves and get control of your building... i dont have to go to a porn shop i can find it at Riverside. ~A staff that is full of mold and tired of the sex at Riverside

[Note from J4K: message sent to Jim and Rich]

Update on Riverside Academy, as a staff we are going out bring soap for the kids because the program fails to keep enough. The program has fired the best thing there, Mr. Drew Wagner was fired after hard work of trying to turn the second floor around.public be aware several teachers has left the Riverside because of the mold, yesterday i saw a BIG RAT running in a office. Many staff are sick daily. People are placed in positions without the education needed. several staff were fired about a week ago for sucking a youth penis. it was covered up(right Jason).I went in the kitchen the other day to ask the kitchen staff for something it was so nasty in there. Everyone is on pins and needles around there because staff is started to speck out. I have been very sick for the past three due to the mold in the buliding. Riverside is in bad sharp and if someone dont help these kids something bad will happen to the kids health. Take a good look at the outside of Riverside and you will see that the inside is not much different. It's a lot of serects with the entire company, Jason is the executive director he should have all the answers as to what is going on in Jim and Rich building, because they dont if Jim and Rich knew i would not have to write this. Jim and Rich go over to Riverside yourselves and get control of your building before it cost you another program, Jason is not the man for the job, Yes he looks go but he does not have the experience Riverside needs right now. Riverside is full os SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX i dont have to go to a porn shop i can find it at Riverside. ~A staff that is full of mold and tired of the sex at Riverside

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11/10/06 Escambia JDC: Dear Anonymous, Shame on you! You have repeatedly made hurtful accusations. Thank God you no longer work at our ERDC. It's taken a long time to get rid of evil people like you. Evidently you feel secure enough to write slanderous remarks now that your gone. Only a coward signs his name "Anonymous." Just maybe it's because you could be held liable for releasing confidential information that you had access to... I'm proud to say Capt Lee, Sgt Delisle, Lt Burnham, Officer Barnhill, Officer Moorer and Officer Johnson are decent hardworking people... ~Dell Johnson djohnson4@escambia.k12.fl.us  850-595-8820

Dear Anonymous, Shame on you! You have repeatedly made hurtful accusations. Thank God you no longer work at our ERDC. It's taken a long time to get rid of evil people like you. Evidently you feel secure enough to write slanderous remarks now that your gone. Only a coward signs his name "Anonymous." Just maybe it's because you could be held liable for releasing confidential information that you had access to. Which means you worked in administration. I thought personnel files were confidential. Why hasn't the department investigated this breach of security? I don't have access to the files but I know most of people that you slandered. Every one of them have more integrity than you'll ever have. I'm proud to say Capt Lee, Sgt Delisle, Lt Burnham, Officer Barnhill, Officer Moorer and Officer Johnson are decent hardworking people who have made ERDC a better place. I know people like to start rumors but that doesn't make them true. It's just gossip, besides you don't have the right to judge any of these people. Your just a disgruntled employee seeking revenge. Jerome, hats off to you for addressing your accusations so honestly and truthful. I hate to burst your bubble, but Officer Johnson can read. I'm sorry to say his writing skills are as poor as yours. Don't you realize how bad you looked. How could you condemn Officer Johnson when evidently, you can't spell or write. Officer Johnson didn't have the money to go to college. He joined the Army when he was 17. He served in Vietnam and spent 20 years protecting people like you. He was 24 before he had a chance to futher his education but he received his GED. He spent 2 years in Fort Knox, Ky as an instructor at the armor school. He's taught officers from all over the world. The Army had enough confidence in his skills to make him an instructor. He's been responsible for soldiers lives. He retired with more medals and honors than you can count. He has been happily married for 36 years. He coaches little league and has a wonderful family. Do you think you can measure up to that. Not hardly. You neglected to say Officer Johnson was cleared of that one and only charge of abuse he had in 18 years with the department. Accidents happen. Officer Johnson felt horrible about that. He loves those kids and they love him. Isn't it amazing that child apoligized to Officer Johnson and admitted he caused the accident because he was banging on the door. Why did you omit all that information? Officer Johnson is well known for his compassion and how well he treats every juvenile. Ask anyone who works there. He's been instrumental in stopping several escapes. He's talked kids out of committing suicide. He was ERDC's JDO for the year in 2003. He doesn't want awards or accolades he gets them everyday. We can't go to the mall or anywhere that we don't run into one of our juveniles. They always thank him and most times have to give him hug. You can't take that away from him. He's more than satisfied he's done the best he could for them. I'm sure the parents of these juveniles would rather have someone like Officer Johnson looking after their kids than someone who can write like a scholar. So just so you know -nothing you can say or do can hurt Officer Johnson. That also goes for everyone else you bad mouthed. I applaud all the officers who have stayed on when working conditions were horrible. Our officers are overworked and tired. We have been short handed for years. There is only a few experienced officers left. We can't even keep the new ones on. I have first hand information to everything I have said in this letter because I have worked there 17 years. I have no problem signing my name to this letter because I have nothing to hide. I am well known for speaking my mind and giving honest answers. ~Dell Johnson djohnson4@escambia.k12.fl.us 850-595-8820

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11/10/06 Other DJJ facility: God bless the JDOs from Orange that posted abuses at that site. There are some good professional folk at some of the DJJ sites. These people are the only real protection our kids have from the lies and abuse of the system. I know that many of the youth in custody are very difficult and some are incorrigible; but they all deserve professional treatment from the paid staff. Thank you for speaking out. Please keep reporting abuse and neglect. All will be judged in this life or the next! ~Grandmother

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11/10/06 Orange JDC: Pifer, We told ya.. You better do something at Orange before another kid gets hurt. You should know by now that Chinault is incompetent and self-serving and williams has other things on his mind. Here's a radical idea...Why don't you go to Orange and check it out personally. You know... like do your job! ~Parent

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11/10/06 Escambia JDC: For the person who posted comment using "no2much" you need to find another name to use, or keep your fact's straight. Are you that stupid that you can't think of a name to use? TO ALL WHO READ THIS MESSAGE BOARD....THERE IS A PERSON POSTING COMMENTS FROM no2much....It's NOT me. However Im am getting ready to post another comment... And I will be providing a website add. to go to, see for yourself PROOF of the love affairs between DJJ staff... The only thing I ever learned from the child molester Henry Bennet was Documentation, Documentation, Documentation, God, I hope I spelled that right... ~no2much

For the person who posted comment using "no2much" you need to find another name to use, or keep your fact's straight. Are you that stupid that you can't think of a name to use? TO ALL WHO READ THIS MESSAGE BOARD....THERE IS A PERSON POSTING COMMENTS FROM no2much....It's NOT me. However Im am getting ready to post another comment, Im just getting all my info together. Keep watching. And I will be providing a website add. to go to, see for yourself PROOF of the love affairs between DJJ staff. You want to talk about J Lee screwing around? Just wait and see what I have to show. And when it hits the net, there is gonna be some pissed off people, but they asked for it. The only thing I ever learned from the child molester Henry Bennet was Documentation, Documentation, Documentation, God, I hope I spelled that right, If not Im sure you will let me know. Hey Bo Johnson....its time to get out your documentation out also, Im sure you got 1000 pages if not more. Lets kick ass Bo. For Sharon Barnhill, YOU GO GIRL, you just keep kicking ass, not kissing ass but kicking. For Kim M. people make mistakes honey, you made your's and paid the price. For J Lee, you enjoy that paycheck baby girl. Girl I know you got documentation, a whole garage full,time for you to kick some ass too. Girl Im am so proud for you, hey by the way can I hold $20.00 next time you get that big paycheck, Go Lee, Go Lee, Its your payday.Its your payday. ~no2much

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11/10/06 Other DJJ facility: Cathy, I have heard that many kids in DJJ facilities do not get the FCAT test or the proper IEPs or necessary speech therapy. My son is at a facility in the system. Can you help us find out if this is a problem or not. ~parent

[NOTE FROM J4K: Review F.S.1003.52; Contact JJEEP's Thomas Blomberg 850-414-2995 and DJJ's Terri Eggers, Ed.S., M.S.C.J. 850-922-5375]

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11/10/06 Orange JDC: To Anonymous Orange 11/08, "Get together with Cathy" and "make things better" you must be trippin. Everyone at Orange well knows whats going on. Williams, Chinault, Disney are only interested in themselves. Pifer allows this mess to continue. Why should we put ourselves in danger of job loss? ~JDO

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11/10/06 Other: The "DJJ Genius of the Week" recognition for this week is awarded to officer Bradey of ORJDC. Ofc. Bradley has demonstrated his manly character by humiliating and challenging kids in his custody to take him on. Such bravery and dedication has come to be expected at that noteable DJJ site.Honorable mention for the week goes to Mr. Williams ( the help humper) and to Greg Chinault for maintaining such "high standards" at Orange. ~Awards Committee

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11/10/06 DJJ Policy: To Tax Payer, Yes the IG is a big joke. If any of the top officials with the Department ever got off the page of "party line" they would lose their cush positions and state checks.That goes for all of the "Key Staff" in Tallahassee and the regions. It will take a Governor with guts and ethics or a strong legislative inquiry to break up the established corrupt DJJ complex. They use public resources to cover their tracks. It's difficult to contend with well financed liars. ~ Anonymous State Employee

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11/09/06 DJJ Policy: To Paula Q, With regard to your comments related the the credentials and backgrounds of the Residential Regional Directors, the obvious requiremnets for the position is to be a non-threatening corrupt sell-out that won't make waves or tell the truth about problems. Being lazy,stupid and self-serving also appear to be priority criteria for eligibility. Training or knowledge pertaining to youth or management would only create confusion in current Department operations. Check it out. Just look at the individuals in the positions if you have the stomach for it. Ta Ta back at ya ~Tall Paul Q

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11/09/06 DJJ Policy: Let's examine this situation a bit. When scandals,fraud and abusive situations AND DEATHS emerge within DJJ;the Inspector General's Office investigates the case. DJJ facilities are evaluated for performance and compliance by the Office of Quaility Assurance. Issues of Accountability within the Department are handled by the Office of Accountability. Now here's the kicker!...ALL OF THESE SO-CALLED SEPARATE OFFICES ARE PART AND PARCEL OF THE SAME CORRUPT DEPARTMENT. DJJ MONITORS ITSELF AND IVESTIGATES IT'S OWN CORRUPTION. DOES ANYONE SEE A PROBLEM HERE? PRETTY SWEET SCAM! ~Tax Payer

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11/09/06 Other DJJ facility: To J4K, Cathy, Would it be appropriate for J4K to request that Tara Collins of the Communications Office at DJJ provide a current report on the status of the investigations of the theft of inmate money and properety at Miami-Dade, the alledged abuse at Greenview Hills and the problems at Orange? In the past the name of this position could more accurately have been called Miscommunication office or the Office of Spin. Very little truthful communication ever comes from DJJ. Why don't we give it a try? ~Dunedin

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11/09/06 Other DJJ facility: Did anything come out of the report of Falkenburg counselors and staff using illegal drugs? Was there another cover-up? ~Anonymous

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11/09/06 Miami-Dade JDC: You are wrong Virgo. Miami-Dade has always been a rancid cess pool of human garbage;and I am not talking about the youth. The good old days you discuss were the days that some of you lazy bast##ds let that poor kid suffer and die in his own excrement. The facility is even worse now. You all make decent people sick. If DJJ had any credibility they would shut Miami-Dade JDC down and start over with an entire new administration and staff. ~Cutler Ridge

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11/09/06 Charlie Crist: To Our new Governor: An effort to clean up the fraud and poor service of the DJJ contractors must begin with the inept and corrupt DJJ officials that fail to properly award state contracts or to effectively manage costly contractors. The inordinate influence of lobbyists and political/financial interests override any concern for fiscal integrity or the welfare of the youth. Please check it out but do not think you can believe reports from the Department. Everything at DJJ is geared for secrecy,deception and cover-up. ~Tax Payer

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11/09/06 DJJ Policy: Curious...Is Steven Casey still alive? Haven't seen or heard from him in years. Does he still get a check? ~Anonymous

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11/09/06 Orange JDC: To the new JDO that reported staff for telling a kid that was threatening to kill himslef to "do it right", I know you are telling the truth because I have heard supervisor Butler do that numerous times as well as humiliate and curse at the kids he is paid to protect. He talks to them as if they were nothing and then eggs them on to see if they will fight him. It's sad but no one will do anything about it, that's why a lot of us don't say ahything! ~JDO whos given up

[NOTE FROM J4K: Message forwarded to DJJ's Pifer and Davis.]

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11/09/06 Leon JDC: Hello to all. ~Anonymous

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11/09/06 Escambia JDC: Dear Anonymous, I donít mind being talked about but you should get your facts straight. I was never asked to leave the Fl. Dept of Corrections. The Dept. was very good to me and I made a lot of friends over the 24 years that I was with DC. I started out as a volunteer and ended my career as a colonel. My file is public record, please review my file and you will see that a female sergeant did accuse me of sexual harassment and 2 days later her girlfriend/lover also accused me. The Inspector Generals office conducted a thorough investigation. The dept. stated that the charges were not substantiated... ~Jerome DeLisle

Dear Anonymous,

I donít mind being talked about but you should get your facts straight. I was never asked to leave the Fl. Dept of Corrections. The Dept. was very good to me and I made a lot of friends over the 24 years that I was with DC. I started out as a volunteer and ended my career as a colonel. My file is public record, please review my file and you will see that a female sergeant did accuse me of sexual harassment and 2 days later her girlfriend/lover also accused me. The Inspector Generals office conducted a thorough investigation. The dept. stated that the charges were not substantiated. I didnít retire until a year later. With high-risk retirement you can retire without any penalty when you complete 25 years or turn 55 years old. I turned 55 and went to the house. I was retired for about 18 months. When my daughter told me she wanted to leave UWF and go to college in Jacksonville, I went back to work. I live off my retirement check and she lives off my employment check. Iím very grateful that I have a job with good benefits and is so close to home. Two more years and Iíll retire again. Bless you, ~Jerome DeLisle

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11/08/06 Orange JDC: Work really bites. This Bulletin is filled with complaints and its an interesting outlet but all you esteemed officers should really "band" together... be PROACTIVE... and make some changes. I always thought rather than just complain about problems why not just try to make a difference. For example if you all got together with Cathy for examply Im sure you could make a difference. Many of you from Orange have issues with Mental Health and who better knows the kids than you. Why dont you get together and intelligently propose a plan... ~Anonymous

Work really bites. This Bulletin is filled with complaints and its an interesting outlet but all you esteemed officers should really "band" together... be PROACTIVE... and make some changes. I always thought rather than just complain about problems why not just try to make a difference. For example if you all got together with Cathy for examply Im sure you could make a difference. Many of you from Orange have issues with Mental Health and who better knows the kids than you. Why dont you get together and intelligently propose a plan. Same could be said for a shift that works for you. All of you write to your legislatures chronicaling (Yes, I misspelled it) these problems. Congressman Barreiro who seems to reach out to the cause for example. If you see a kid being abused you are at fault also.. think back to your training. When you complain and not do something about it.. it makes you just as bad. ~Anonymous

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11/08/06 DJJ Policy: You will be hard-pressed to find any DJJ contractors that have completely honored their contractual obligations. Just check the record of the corporate profiteers that cluster around the DJJ trough. The DJJ priority is to keep discrepancies under wraps and out of the newspaper. In-house audits , softball QA reviews and buddy-buddy arrangements have been effective in maintaining a corrupt system. On-going problems of mold and dirty facilities, maggots in food,lack of mandatory services ( mental health, FCAT tests, outside recreation,etc)are smoothed over. The public is cheated while the lobbyists,bureaucrats and contractor/profiteers prosper. ~Check it out

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11/08/06 Suggestion for change: When I read the article referring to same sex schools I thought it a good idea. My daughter and I got caught in a Largo Middle school ordeal in May of 2003. And it's still not over. This all started cause the counselor and several teachers wanted her to attend the Last Chance dance on the last day of eighth grade. Not taking no for an answer with a few reasons why. One of which was her security. My daughter had to testify against a boy and this was only a month prior to the dance. No invitation was sent home and my Mom was sick. Anyway they called Child Protection and started a case which is still on going today taking all my rights away... ~Concerned parent, Tina Tatum

When I read the article refering to same sex schools I thought it a good idea. My daughter and I got caught in a Largo Middle school ordeal in May of 2003. And it's still not over. This all started cause the counselor and several teachers wanted her to attend the Last Chance dance on the last day of eighth grade. Not taking no for an answer with a few reasons why. One of which was her security. My daughter had to testify against a boy and this was only a month prior to the dance. No invitation was sent home and my Mom was sick. Anyway they called Child Protection and started a case which is still on going today taking all my rights away and causing my child to run wild with trouble. When will this end. Only God knows. ~Concerned parent, Tina Tatum

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11/08/06 DJJ Policy: Nomination for "DJJ Genius of the WEEK": Mary Eubanks the so-called "Inspector General" and her dubious "investigator" Howard Greenfield deserve special recognition for their assisstance in covering-up the massive thefts at Dade, the multiple escapes at Polk City,Orange,Dade,Duval etc, and the numerous injuries,rapes and even deaths at various DJJ facilities. If more effective investigation would have occurred perhaps some of the tradgedies could be avoided. The notorius "in-house" investigations are a major mainstay of a corrupt department. Scandals rarely come to light. DJJ owes much to the corruption and ineptitude of the "IG" and her witless team.... True DJJ Genius' indeed! ~Tax Payer

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11/08/06 Miami-Dade JDC: To Miami-Dade Poster, Your list included escapes and thefts at Miami-Dade but left out the persistent whoring, monkee business and yes the agonizing death of of Omar. Miami-Dade has a long and disgusting record of shame. Unless there is strong pressure from the media or a serious legislative review, nothing will ever change here. With the election over;maybe our new governor will show some character. Maybe Barreiro will step up. We can only hope for the best. ~Anonymous

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11/08/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Continuation from VIRGO: Let's not forget Gail Bess. I can say a mouth full but this will sum it all up.... What goes around, comes around. Remember someone by the name of Ira??? Yeah, he's laughing all the way to the bank. I personally want to thank you for him. Although your lies and deceit caused him to loose his job at MHHH. Because of you the Department of Juvenile Jusitce has been ordered to pay him a PRETTY PENNY. As for your Chief Cokes Watson... I hope that he does not sexually harrass his teenage daughter... ~VIRGO

Continuation from VIRGO: Let's not forget Gail Bess. I can say a mouth full but this will sum it all up.... What goes around, comes around. Remember someone by the name of Ira??? Yeah, he's laughing all the way to the bank. I personally want to thank you for him. Although your lies and deceit caused him to loose his job at MHHH. Because of you the Department of Juvenile Jusitce has been ordered to pay him a PRETTY PENNY. As for your Chief Cokes Watson... I hope that he does not sexually harrass his teenage daughter like he does the women WHERE EVER he's employed.... I really don't think that he knows that he's very unattractive and no woman wants to be bothered with a d**k soooo small. Cokes your going to really need to know how to work your tongue. ~VIRGO

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11/08/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Once upon at time, not very long ago... Miami Dade Regional was a very nice place to work. The officer's strive to perform to the best of their abilities and people were excited about coming to work. Supervisor's such as Albert Booker and Raul Garrido, Assistants such as Verdell Young,and Elizabeth Maldanado. These people understood first and foremost that before you were an officer, you were a mother, father, sister, brother and most of all you were a human being. Now the tables have turned... ~Virgo

Once upon at time, not very long ago... Miami Dade Regional was a very nice place to work. The officer's strive to perform to the best of their abilities and people were excited about coming to work. Supervisor's such as Albert Booker and Raul Garrido, Assistants such as Verdell Young,and Elizabeth Maldanado. These people understood first and foremost that before you were an officer, you were a mother, father, sister, brother and most of all you were a human being. Now the tables have turned... You are now under the leadership of people such as Toni Hinson, who speaks out of both sides of her mouth.You simply can't believe s**t she says like Lockhart (Instructor at BCC Academy)is her boyfriend. David Delancy, who can't seem to realize that he has truly become a yesssirr nigga and who has totaly forgotten about all the times that he abused youth as an officer, and the many times he reported for duty "HIGH" off an ILLEGAl Substance. Then you got Vann Johnson who simply don't know "**IT" and is a pathological "LIAR". Vernon Gillum with his STANK ASS and I literally mean STANK. How can anyone forget him? ~Virgo

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11/08/06 DJJ Policy: To Paula Q, You have overlooked Schembri's background in cheating the public,lying to the media and government officials and prioritizing his own selfish interests. He was the perfect man to lead DJJ as it is presently configured. What do you expect integrity or competence? Get real..this is DJJ! There is too much money and too many old secrets and cover-ups at stake. Capable, honest leadership would rock the boat. ~Paul

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11/08/06 DJJ Policy: To Gov. Elect Crist, The ball is in your court. What will you do about the corruption and deceit at DJJ? Problems go much deeper than Schembri alone. It's time to clean house. ~Tax Payer

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11/08/06 Escambia JDC: To Escambia Anonymous, Sounds like Escambia is a lot like Orange and Dade. Pifer runs more houses of ill repute than any other madam or pimp in the state. Some people seem to think that ethics and morals are not important. I think high professional/work standards go hand in hand with personal character and morality. The fact that there are so many moral degenerates and low-life characters attached to DJJ (at all levels) is the reason for the current status of the Department. Thanks for speaking out. ~Anonymous

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11/07/06 Hillsborough East JDC: Consult Care withheld almost $10,000 per month, not $1,000, from NETS, its subcontractor who ran the mental health portion of the DJJ programs mentioned by another poster. NETS is currently in litigation with CC over a breach of contract by CC, whose President, Joanna Mulder, abruptly cancelled the subcontract without ligitimate cause, citing only that NETS was causing problems by demanding to be paid for its services. Even though NETS, after being wrongfully dismissed, released its mental health employees from non-compete agreements out of concern for covering the facilities, all but 1 of the contracted employees walked out, refusing to work for CC... ~Anonymous

Consult Care withheld almost $10,000 per month, not $1,000, from NETS, its subcontractor who ran the mental health portion of the DJJ programs mentioned by another poster. NETS is currently in litigation with CC over a breach of contract by CC, whose President, Joanna Mulder, abruptly cancelled the subcontract without ligitimate cause, citing only that NETS was causing problems by demanding to be paid for its services. Even though NETS, after being wrongfully dismissed, released its mental health employees from non-compete agreements out of concern for covering the facilities, all but 1 of the contracted employees walked out, refusing to work for CC. NETS had previously been awarded outstanding and superior performance by the state during monitoring activities for excellence in mental health work. Now the children are without required levels of mental health services until the state corrects the problem. ~Anonymous

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11/07/06 Other: Why don't you start with a public records request for all credentials,resume's,education and experience documentation for the folks leading and directing the Juvenile Justice System. For Instance, If your a Residential Regional Director shouldn't your experience in the past prior to being a director to have worked in a residential treatment facility? Would your education have some sort of mental health and business background... What is Schembrie's background in dealing with youth... Just my two bits. Will write more. TA-TA ~Paula Q. Tax Payer

Why don't you start with a public records request for all credentials,resume's,education and experience documentation for the folks leading and directing the Juvenile Justice System. For Instance, If your a Residential Regional Director shouldn't your experience in the past prior to being a director to have worked in a residential treatment facility? Would your education have some sort of mental health and business background, mental health training? Don't they have the final say? If I were a betting woman you would probaly find that most of the "leaders" not all but most have never worked hands on in a facility and they rarely visit. What is Schembrie's background in dealing with youth. Does he know gender specific services? Does he know mental health? Should he know just a little bit before running the DJJ machine? Are the providers and the leaders in the state side properly educated and trained? Just my two bits. Will write more. TA-TA ~Paula Q. Tax Payer

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11/07/06 Miami-Dade JDC: July 4, 2006 Youth escapes from 3300 nw 27 ave during shift change \Outcome nothing done. August 15, 2006 Stolen detained youths property finally comes to light, a record setting 200,000.00 over the years has never being recoverd.So whats new today? ~Anonymous

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11/06/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Jackson, we need your help man! Dont forget us. keep talkin to the man. you still got respct for you leadrrsip man. you had our back now we aint got nuthing but crabs. Miss ya man.. ~Anonymous

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11/06/06 DJJ Policy: Has Eleese Davis been to Greenville Hills yet? To Riverside? To Palm Beach? To Orange? What the heck has she been up too? I haven't noticed any accountability to speak of, just the same old lies and cover-ups. ~Anonymous

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11/06/06 Other DJJ facility: To 11/06 anonymous, Unfortunetly a lot more than four DJJ contractors have failed to maintain contractual committments. The problem is common. Chervanik covers for his contractor partners (thats why they call him "Good time Charley"). The problem is the stong influence of lobbyists,political deals and pure corruption. An indepth legislative investigation of the associations between political interests, DJJ officials and DJJ contractors would be a shocker. Who is gettin paid. ~Tax Payer

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11/06/06 Escambia JDC: Escambia Detention should have closed their door a long time ago... Let start with the ASO (Janette Lee), Lee has a domestic violence charge against her husband, which she had espunged from her record. Lee's husband was drunk one night and she whip his a**. Now according to the State of Florida, people with Domestic charges can not apply ever in life. The position calls for a degree, but guess what a women with a GED is sitting in that sit. Lee was having sex with Jody (court sercuity) and Jody told her how to get her record espunged. Now let discuss Sarah Barnhill... ~Anonymous

Escambia Detention should have closed their door a long time ago. There are so many people employed by the State that should have never been given the opportunity to fill out an application. Let start with the ASO (Janette Lee), Lee has a domestic violence charge against her husband, which she had espunged from her record. Lee's husband was drunk one night and she whip his a**. Now according to the State of Florida, people with Domestic charges can not apply ever in life. The position calls for a degree, but guess what a women with a GED is sitting in that sit. Lee was having sex with Jody (court sercuity) and Jody told her how to get her record espunged. Now let discuss Sarah Barnhill. Barnhill has several domestic violence charges against her for assaulting her husband and daughter. Barnhill worked as OPS for a long period of time, due to the domestic violence Barnhill was not eligible for career status. Guess what, the State hire Barnhill in a career position. FOR ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE WHO APPLIED AND WERE TURN DOWN, DUE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENT CHARGES RE-APPLY AND THEN SUE THE PANTS OFF THE STATE. Next, Bo Johnson, this officer has never been certified, but he broke a child arm. Paul Wallis cover this incident up for him, because Wallis could have lost his job behind the incident. Johnson is still employed at Escambia and he still not certified. Just to inform the readers Johnson can not read. Now let address Kim Moorer, Moorer has a charge of introducing contraband into a prison. Yes readers, Moore husband was locked up in prison, and that dummy took drugs into the prison. Of course, Moorer was caught and charged, and she was working for Escambia Detention. According to Lee, Wallis and Williams went to Tallahassee to fight for Moorer. Lee also was having sex with Sam Bugress, when Bugress was the supervisor. Bugress gave Lee glowing recommendations for the supervisor position. Lee had her cousin and Hemphil be the looking out girls. Lee worked the floor for ten years, but no one noticed talented skills until Wallis came along. Let's not forget David Burnham. Burnham should not even be allow to pick up trash around the detention. Burnham was hire on to clean the yard, then he started transporting children. Jerome Delisle was asked to leave to Century Prison, due to several sexually harrassment allegations. Then Escambia turn around and hired him. Escambia Detention has irresponsible people working with our children. There are so many incidents that occur at the detention, but the center sweep these incidents under the carpet. ESCAMBIA DETENTION CLOSE YOU DOORS NOW! ~Anonymous

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11/06/06 Miami-Dade JDC: Yo Dade, Did they ever charge anyone with the theft of the property and money? Scarlett knows every thing but aint nobdy want to hear it. ~Anonymous

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11/06/06 Other: Four DJJ Residential Programs currently are in violations of contract requirements, state statutes, etc. Falkenburg Academy, Britt Halfway House, Price Halfway House, and Leslie Peters Halfway House are not providing mental heath and substance abuse services to their incarcerated youth. Consult Care who currently holds the contract was subcontracting with NETS for the mental health services but due to Joanna Mulders greed decided to pay almost $1000 a month less for the services and is being sued by NETS... NETS staff was pulled from the jobs that they really loved on November 2, 2006... ~Anonymous

Four DJJ Residential Programs currently are in violations of contract requirements, state statutes, etc. Falkenburg Academy, Britt Halfway House, Price Halfway House, and Leslie Peters Halfway House are not providing mental heath and substance abuse services to their incarcerated youth. Consult Care who currently holds the contract was subcontracting with NETS for the mental health services but due to Joanna Mulders greed decided to pay almost $1000 a month less for the services and is being sued by NETS. In the mean time Joanna Mulder stated that she was cancelling NETS contract and NETS staff was pulled from the jobs that they really loved on November 2, 2006. How can Consult Care get away with this and why does DJJ continue to award Joanna Mulder contracts when she can't even provide the youth with proper medical care? ~Anonymous

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11/06/06 Orange JDC: To the mental heath staff at orjdc, you better check out the pitiful character that sent the recent email about suicicide threats and "working in a jail". This person seems to be losing it. Sounds like a paper gown and some medication might be in order. Check it out. Maybe the twelve hour shifts and all the screwing around (or not enough)may have driven this person over the edge. ~Anonymous

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11/06/06 Orange JDC: To the 11/04 writer; Lakeside had been doing an AWESOME job in keeping kids safe and Rena is making sure that kids are visually/sexually satisfied so they won't try anything either. But, you need to know that even kids who manipulate will kill themselves if not addressed. As far as QA being there, it doesn't matter because John is Disney's boy toy so he will always end up on "top." ~Anonymous

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11/06/06 Orange JDC: Orange JDC Motto: "They must be doing a good job...No kid has killed himself yet" Now there is a laudable standard of excellence! What more could be expected from our wonderful DJJ? Bravo! ~Concerned parent

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11/06/06 Orange JDC: Mr.Pifer, Do something about Orange now. One recent message from that site stated that in order to receive"special treatment" many kids "threaten" suicide. This Orange staffer proudly explains that thanks to the mental health staff "no kid has killed himself yet" and that Orange is not a "daycare" but a "jail". I believe you will agree that GRJDC is intended to be a youth facility not a jail and that it would be unusual for "many" kids to be threatening suicide on a regular basis. At a minumum there is a need for training at Orange. I would suggest an immediate investigation. ~Parent

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11/05/06 Orange JDC: To the Orange BSer, The BullSh#t excuse you recently posted from ORJDC about youth threatening sucide did not make sense. True kids do occasionally use false threats at times but that does not justify staff using vulgar and abusive language. The paper gowns were mainly used as a form of discipline by humiliating a nuisance or smart aleck kid that had pis#ed an officer off. The "therapy" and interventions are a farce. "No kid has committed sucide yet"Gaad! Did you actually say that?!? ~JDO

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11/05/06 Orange JDC: Having worked with at-risk youth as a psychologist for a number of years,I am aware that adolescents often mention suicide or self-harm in order to gain attention or manipulate a situation. I can not,however, agree with the recent Orange posting which seemed to suggest that such statements from youth not be given immediate and serious attention. . . The problem with the use of the "paper gowns" is in the manner in which some staff use them. Depressed youth should never be ridiculed or challenged. The JDCs are not Jails...JDCs are centers that our state provides for children and youth..There is (or should be) a difference. ~Anonymous

Having worked with at-risk youth as a psychologist for a number of years,I am aware that adolescents often mention suicide or self-harm in order to gain attention or manipulate a situation. I can not,however, agree with the recent Orange posting which seemed to suggest that such statements from youth not be given immediate and serious attention. I also believe that the writer exagerated the amount of such "threats". The problem with the use of the "paper gowns" is in the manner in which some staff use them. Depressed youth should never be ridiculed or challenged. The JDCs are not Jails...JDCs are centers that our state provides for children and youth..There is (or should be) a difference. ~Anonymous

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11/04/06 Escambia JDC: How is this for putting up...
From: Blume, Tametha... To: Harmon, Les L.; Lee, Jeanette... I understand fully the situation we are in concerning under staffing, the number of positions open and the title of those positions but I totally disagree with putting people in senior positions just for the purpose of filling the position... ~no2much

How is this for putting up.

-----Original Message-----
From: Blume, Tametha
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 3:06 AM
To: Harmon, Les L.; Lee, Jeanette
Subject: promotions

I understand fully the situation we are in concerning under staffing, the number of positions open and the title of those positions but I totally disagree with putting people in senior positions just for the purpose of filling the position. We talk about wanting quality people even during this crunch but to promote people undeserving and incapable is setting us up for long term failure because those seniors will be teaching and over seeing the new hires. Example: #1 Officer Revere- ask him to do an admission or release or to send you an e-mail. He can't. Ask him to write an incident report. He can't. But some how he is equal to me!!????? Why should I continue to do the work I do when I can make the same money do as much as he is doing?

#2 Would you promote someone to Senior who is constantly disrespecting other staff, causing dissention, does not take instruction and has written grievances on every supervisor who has tried to give her guidance in what she is doing wrong? Well, you are. How about checking the file (or maybe Mr. Williams didn't file the stuff). Even so, there have been at lease three other incidents since his departure. Where is that paper work? What about interviewing three people from each shift concerning the person. Sgt. Delouse, Mr. Cepeda, Lt. Burnham, Mr. Byrd, Lt. Brown and Officers Rawlings, Blume, Wheeler-hicks, Hicks, Ingram, Moorer, Captain Lee, Mental Health, The nurses, the teachers, Officer Johnson- just ask the entire facility. This Officer has been a problem in the area of getting along with the others since day one. This officer has walked out of shift meetings, manipulated the double-on to get out of it, tried to get others fired and in general has an issue getting along. She also knows policy, is very fast at admission packets (though the body sheets are always blank and the paperwork is not distributed properly) and the youth are not always qualled.Would you promote this person? Well you have put in for the person to be promoted to a S.J.D.O. Check the file and interview staff on Officer Harper.

#3 Policy is that a person in on probation for one year after hire. How can a brand new JDO get promoted to S.J.D.O? If a person qualifies and is hired in as S.J.D.O they can't apply for promotion for how long (it is either 6 months or 1 year) yet a JDO was promoted in less time. Another JDO was told to apply for Senior while the requirements are low. Anyone can pass the interview. What about the other stuff? What about policy? Why should I continue to work above and beyond my job description when the only raises I get are cost of living and people who do half the work make the same? Why should I continue to work for a company that is shooting its self in the foot? If this facility continues to promote the way it is then in two years we will be just like Leon is now. I set a time limit before you (Mr. Harmon) arrived of December 30th. If this weren't better then I would begin in January looking for another job. Mr. Edwards was moved back to his slot and you arrived which put light at the end of the tunnel. I decided to extend the deadline for change to give you a chance to make it better but if promotions are going to be done in the manner currently in operation then there is no reason to keep going because these people will be the fall of the facility within two years no matter how much staff there is.

I am sorry you (Mr. Harmon) don't have the knowledge of the individuals and personalities but Captain Lee worked from the bottom to the top and has been on all sides of us. Ask her about these people. Also, if these promotions are going to be OK then why not go ahead and promote S.J.D.O Rawlings to Supervisor. It is an SES position- sooner or later either he will get fired or get others fired or have the facility on TV. Shoot, Johnson has been here forever and Allen - why don't we make them Supervisors??? Yes, I am being snide but I am VERY, VERY frustrated. TALK TO ME Please.

Blume
Now its time you shut up.

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11/04/06 Orange JDC: To concerned parent... All the kids here KNOW or think they know that if they say I wanna kill myself, they will get special treatment. The reason we have a mental health staff is to sort these things out. If they saw every kid that "threatened" suicide they would be seeing kids back to back 24 hours a day and they would not be able to help the kids with real suicide tendencies. They must be doing a good job, as no kid at Orange has killed himself yet... the paper gown is a DJJ policy, the falsifying logs is done by DJJ staff, the crudeness is by DJJ staff. THIS IS A JAIL...NOT A DAYCARE... ~Anonymous

To concerned parent - Kids are not blown off. All the kids here KNOW or think they know that if they say I wanna kill myself, they will get special treatment. The reason we have a mental health staff is to sort these things out. If they saw every kid that "threatened" suicide they would be seeing kids back to back 24 hours a day and they would not be able to help the kids with real suicide tendencies. They must be doing a good job, as no kid at Orange has killed himself yet. ANd by the way, the paper gown is a DJJ policy, the falsifying logs is done by DJJ staff, the crudeness is by DJJ staff. THIS IS A JAIL, CONCERNED PARENT!!!!!! NOT A DAYCARE!!!! IF YOU WERE SO CONCERNED YOUR KIDS WOULDN'T BE HERE! Kids are given the same rswpect they give us. I saw a kids spit on a JDO and the JDO just took it, wiped his face and walked off. What would you do? Oh and the "therapist" who says he or she doesn't know one therapist wouldn't take it seriously? WORK IN A JAIL FOR A FEW WEEKS AND THEN WE'LL TALK!!! ~Anonymous

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11/04/06 Orange JDC: Cathy, I got the officer's name incorrect as I am new here, I apologize. I will find out who the Officer was and it was October 29th at approximately 1:00 p.m. I will anonymously call the number you provided. There is no FALSE report here. Thanks for the information. ~Anonymous

[NOTE FROM J4K: AOK - when you call in the report, get the DJJ CCC case #; then post the case # on this board.]

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11/04/06 DJJ Policy: To the "irritated" Idiot, After observing for a year, during my son's problems, the overall quaility and character of the folks working for DJJ, I find it hypocritical that you would attack anybody's parenting or homelife. The Department is "lead" by a documented liar and thief and staffed to a great extent by poorly educated,immoral misfits. Laziness,deceit and squalar characterize nearly every facility,I've seen. The Department "Key Personnel" and regional "leaders" do nothing but lie and cover-up problems. There are indeed some excellent DJJ staffers but you are deffinetely not in that group. ~Irritated Parent

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11/04/06 DJJ Policy: Question; We have seen numerous deaths and injuries caused by neglect and abuse,rapes caused by neglect and abuse,mold contamination caused by neglect and deceit,escapes caused by neglect and derelection of duty, thefts,lies and cover-ups by public employees. All of these outrageous events have occurred under the umbrella of DJJ. When will the legislature take action to defend the rights of the tax-paying public? An indepth legislative investigation is desperately needed. ~Tax Payer

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11/04/06 Other: To Irritated with stupid people... you assume things without knowing the facts. And we all know what the word assume means. No my home is not dirty, I have raised 4 older children, they are all very successful productive adults in their communities, the only mistake I made was moving to a state that does not allow children to be children... a state that could care less about the children they do lock up and try and throw away the keys.So please do not assume all parents of these children are stupid or bad parents... Oh and just for your records, I do hold Ph.d. in psychology and am by no means stupid. A concerned parent ~Anonymous

To Irritated with stupid people: I like the way you assume things without knowing the facts. And we all know what the word assume means. No my home is not dirty, I have raised 4 older children, they are all very successful productive adults in thier communities, the only mistake I made was moving to a state that does not allow children to be children, a state that would rather lock children up then create positive programs within the communities, a state that could care less about the children they do lock up and try and throw away the keys.So please do not assume all parents of these children are stupid or bad parents. kids as well as adults make mistakes and do make bad choices, I do not think that they should have their health put at risk, beaten, or mentaly abused or worse by uneducated, uncaring, power seakers that seem to work at these facilities. Oh and just for your records, I do hold Ph.d. in psychology and am by no means stupid. A concerned parent ~Anonymous

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11/04/06 Orange JDC: every youth in detention has been always care the best we can... parents wants to write in here that they so concerned about the kids let say if they were so concerned you will try to help no been follow the gossips and liers that write in here most of the time i use to work in orange and the kids run the facility the kids can do anything with the staff but the staff cant even put then in confinement for there bad behavior. kids do not come in orange because they saint they go there because they commit a crime and the ones that dont come often are the ones we protect more... ~Anonymous

every youth in detention has been always care the best we can to have then safe and secure always parents wants to write in here that they so concerned about the kids let say if they were so concerned you will try to help no been follow the gossips and liers that write in here most of the time i use to work in orange and the kids run the facility the kids can do anything with the staff but the staff cant even put then in confinement for there bad behavior. kids do not come in orange because they saint they go there because they commit a crime and the ones that dont come often are the ones we protect more because we dont want nothing happen to them they not use to this kind of life orange yes has bad officers but they still care about the kids and you parents that want to write in here things you dont even know if you spent time with your kids we didnt need to do it. thank you ~Anonymous

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11/03/06 DJJ Policy: Did I get this right? The most recent posting from the familiar DJJ spokesperson suggests that all incarcerated kids received poor parenting. This DJJ "expert" further seems to contend that the youth in custody deserve to "breathe dirty air" and "live in mold" because they are "delingquent" and their parents are also "delingquent". This writer indicates that the parents are not worthy to complain about conditions in the DJJ facilities. These frightening comments demonstate very clearly the attitude of many in the Department... ~Parent

Did I get this right? The most recent posting from the familiar DJJ spokesperson suggests that all incarcerated kids received poor parenting. This DJJ "expert" further seems to contend that the youth in custody deserve to "breathe dirty air" and "live in mold" because they are "delingquent" and their parents are also "delingquent". This writer indicates that the parents are not worthy to complain about conditions in the DJJ facilities. These frightening comments demonstate very clearly the attitude of many in the Department. The words bring to mind the tragedies of the "delingquents" that have died while in the "care" of such individuals. ~Parent

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11/03/06 DJJ Policy: To "Irritated", I am a a tax-paying citizen with no kids in DJJ custody. I am appalled that I am paying the salary of ignorant fools like you. DJJ is charged to properly house the youth in custody. We are paying for decent care and service for these kids! Your predjudiced and insensitive views demonstrate that you are unfit for employment in the capacity of a monitor,care-giver or authority over any kid. Unfortunetly I fear that you are representative of many at DJJ. ~Tax Payer

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11/03/06 Other: The "DJJ Genius of the Week Award" is given to "EX JDO" from Orange JDC for his/her excellent narration on the families of incarcerated kids. This "so-called" ex-employee (sounds more like current administrator/supervisor) clearly stated the true feelings and attitude currently displayed at all levels of DJJ operations. The "articulate" words of this posting indicate a graphic understanding of the Department's treatment of youth and families in turmoil and under stress. ~Awards Committee

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11/03/06 Orange JDC: A recent ORJD1C posting suggested that those that questioned the reported language ,attitude and actions of officer Mimms toward a troubled kid, was that we should learn the "culture" of the ORJDC. Lets see now, sleeping on duty, Srewing-around like street dogs/bitchs in heat,cussing the youth,instigating fights between youth,gossiping/backstabbin ; does that about cover it? Hey I forgot the paper gowns,tight sweaters and false watch logs. The truth is most folks do understand the culture at Orange and it is sickening. ~JDO

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11/02/06 DJJ Policy: Word was that Cabellero was assigned by the Governor to DJJ in order to try and keep Schembri from making an ass of himself in public. Can we assume that Lorenzo now has that role? If not,then who is Schembri's keeper? Can't help but notice he is being kept out of the way and out of sight. Who is in charge of the DJJ charade these days? ~Anonymous

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11/02/06 Escambia JDC: In case you don't remember, look at the post on 6-23,7-15,7-17,7-25 when you was told to put up or shut up. Now as far as UNEDUCATED, LIER is spelled L-I-A-R and Bus. is spelled b-u-s-i-n-e-s-s. You complain about other people using this site to belittle others and you turn around and do the same. Can you spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e. Now you attack a man's family. Thats way wrong. You say its not his "bus." if a supervisor release the wrong kid but you did not say it was a lie (correct spelling). You say that he would be where Ms. Lee is at(?) if he had not lied and left... ~want2knowevenmore

In case you don't remember, look at the post on 6-23,7-15,7-17,7-25 when you was told to put up or shut up. Now as far as UNEDUCATED, LIER is spelled L-I-A-R and Bus. is spelled b-u-s-i-n-e-s-s. You complain about other people using this site to belittle others and you turn around and do the same. Can you spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e. Now you attack a man's family. Thats way wrong. You say its not his "bus." if a supervisor release the wrong kid but you did not say it was a lie (correct spelling). You say that he would be where Ms. Lee is at(?) if he had not lied and left. Does this mean he should be where Ms. Lee is at(?) now that he is back? And as far as stealing, why not call the police? Seems like your post is an effort to discredit or silence someone who telling the truth. Smells like sour grapes to me. ~want2knowevenmore

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11/02/06 Orange JDC: To the Crude speaking Orange Officer, Your email indicates a very negative and unprofessional attitude toward the youth you are paid to monitor. Your use of foul language(F##kin) is offensive to decent people. Most of all your choice to use the name of Jesus (JEEZUS) in a derisive and profane manner is troubling to spititual people. You are an embarrassment to us all. ~JJDO

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11/02/06 Orange JDC: If the report of officer Mims conduct can be verified, she should be fired immediately. The language alone is enough. Does Orange follow any set process in dealing with kids in crisis or at risk for suicide? Not what the administration and staff say, but what they actually do. Postings to this site indicate a rather hap-hazard approach. It appears the "mental Helth" component is a joke (paper gowns, ridicule,cursing at youth,sleeping on duty, falsifying watch logs). The leadership at Orange is ineffective. Change it. ~Anonymous Parent

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11/02/06 Orange JDC: now mrs.pate do not find with who to mess with she wants to be talking sh...t about the kitchen staff first that sunday they were not late because for many years they serve breakfast at 7am in the morning weekends and the kids like it because is not reason for they wake up weekends early when they dont go to school but well you talk because the only thing you do seat in your office and smoke outside all day. For all the new staff the worst people in this facility are pate, a. Coleman ,collier, brushwood, b.williams, chambers... ~Anonymous

now mrs.pate do not find with who to mess with she wants to be talking sh...t about the kitchen staff first that sunday they were not late because for many years they serve breakfast at 7am in the morning weekends and the kids like it because is not reason for they wake up weekends early when they dont go to school but well you talk because the only thing you do seat in your office and smoke outside all day. For all the new staff the worst people in this facility are pate, a. Coleman ,collier, brushwood, b.williams, chambers,why because in front of you they look like they want to help you behind you they talk stuff that are not true just to mess with people lifes. They made mistake but nobody talk about it and nobody said nothing like you remember mrs.pate when you open the door of that youth and he run away from the confinement cell good for you the trainees were on the hallway and help you to direct him to the floor and you didnt do any report about it. Officer pate one thing i have to tell you you do made a lot mistake dont f_ck with people when they do mistake ~Anonymous

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11/02/06 Orange JDC: Cathy, it was E-1 and I am unsure of the time. It was last Saturday or Sunday (sorry:() Thanks for caring! ~Anonymous

[NOTE FROM J4K: Without specific date and time, I won't send complaint, but YOU can anonymously call (from a pay phone) DJJ CCC to report this, 800-355-2280. ~Cathy]

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11/02/06 Orange JDC: To Orange JDC- I work with children everyday as a therapist, and I do not know of one therapist that would not take a child or anyone seriously when they state they feel like killing thmeselves. That would be pure neglect and unethicial. To tell a child to make sure they do it right is an total outrage that I can not even put in to words. I pray this child got he help he needed and was not just blown off. ~Concerned Parent

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11/02/06 DJJ Policy: Re 10/22/06 DJJ Policy: . . The ONLY way that anything is going to be properly investigated is with the US Justice Department. How is this done?? If there is ANYONE out there that can or will contact them. Please do! ~Anonymous

In regards to this posting: 10/22/06 DJJ Policy: Get serious! Does anybody really believe that crooks like Schembri and associates would ever allow an open and honest investigation of anything within DJJ? Remember Shembri skedadalled from NYC because of an investigation. The Department has been corrupt for too long. A true investigation would expose too many secrets. DJJ is a house of cards grounded only by political influence and corruption. Any clean wind could initiate the total collapse. There will be no honest in-house investigastion from DJJ of anything. ~Anonymous _________________________________________________________________________ _____________

The ONLY way that anything is going to be properly investigated is with the US Justice Department. How is this done?? If there is ANYONE out there that can or will contact them. Please do!

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11/02/06 Orange JDC: Cathy this is obviously a false report posted by someone trying to stir up trouble. Officer Mims resigned from Orange several months ago. If this event actually occurred, why would someone wait untill now to bring it up? Especially if they were concerned about the welfare of a youth that most likely was released from Orange months ago. Why wouldn't they have reported it immediately? ~STRS

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11/02/06 Other DJJ facility: Re 10/19/06 DJJ Policy: ...Tax Payer you are so correct in this analysis!! Just look at the postings here on this board!! How are any of the children going to come out of these places "reformed" when they are around slime and trash as is shown here. That is what Dozier, and Greenville Hills, and MOST of these programs are full of. I am so disgusted by these posts, but I can thank the slime balls and idiots for being ... stupid enough to show everyone who and what is going on around our kids!! Here is an email I received from Roger Dean Kiser... ~Dawn Chase DawnChs@aol.com 850-983-6777

In regards to post: 10/19/06 DJJ Policy: What are the requirements for employment with DJJ? Many of these postings from Miami-Dade and Orange seem to come from un-schooled idiots. Who is responsible for employing and evaluating these folks? From what I've observed the staff in the private contracted facilities are ,often, even worse. Many of these individuals are unfit for positions with influence over youth in state custody. Problems of abuse, neglect and worse are a natural outcome of poor staffing. ~Tax Payer
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Tax Payer you are so correct in this analysis!! Just look at the postings here on this board!! How are any of the children going to come out of these places "reformed" when they are around slime and trash as is shown here. That is what Dozier, and Greenville Hills, and MOST of these programs are full of. I am so disgusted by these posts, but I can thank the slime balls and idiots for being who and what they are... stupid enough to show everyone who and what is going on around our kids!! Here is an email I received from Roger Dean Kiser... He was put in Dozier as a boy at the age of 12.. You can find him on the internet, and his story. Its absolutely disgusting that even our Governor hasn't made a real effort to take a stand. Wonder if he even reads here? I know that after all the mess these past years in this country... I a registered Republican am not going to vote Republican ever again!! I will vote Democrat from now on!!!!!

Dear Dawn, I would be happy to talk with your lawyer if he wishes to telephone me. Several years ago I caught the State of Florida abusing boys down in Southern Florida (Can't remember the name of the institution). Had Governor Bush do an investigation. Several guards were fired. Between the beatings, guards were having boys stand in tubs of ice water, in the winter time (naked) with another naked boy on their shoulders. There appears to be very little control in Florida's institutions. It has always been that way. Roger Dean Kiser, author

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11/02/06 Greenville Hills: Re 10/18/06 Other:... Anonymous, The private contractors and DJJ along with DCF will all be held accountable for what they allowed to happen to all the youth. I'm going to see to it. I once told this board a long time ago, that I am going to see justice done, and I will not stop till there is some reform in this disgusting cesspool system they call DJJ... When Rodney Baynard broke my sons arm...  ~Dawn Chase DawnChs@aol.com 850-983-6777

In regards to this posting: 10/18/06 Other: QUESTIONS...Will the contracted provider at Greenville Hills suffer any penalty for the numerous abuse complaints? Did DJJ contractors suffer any penalty for feeding kids maggots or fraudulent billing? Did DJJ contractors suffer any penalty for contaminated facilities,unnoticed escapes,or bloody riots,sexual harrassment, rapes and even death of inmate youth? Why do contracted providers with shoddy performance records continue to collect millions in state dollars from DJJ? Who is responsible? Who is getting paid? ~Anonymous

Anonymous, The private contractors and DJJ along with DCF will all be held accountable for what they allowed to happen to all the youth. I'm going to see to it. I once told this board a long time ago, that I am going to see justice done, and I will not stop till there is some reform in this disgusting cesspool system they call DJJ.

In regards to this statement: 10/19/06 DJJ Policy: Isn't it bizarre that so many DJJ contractors discover the criminal backgrounds of their staff only after an incident has occurred (Rodney Baynard Greenville Hills)? What ever happened to background checks? What ever happened to close supervision? What ever happened to DJJ properly managing contracts with these problem providers? What ever happened!?!?? ~Anonymous

When Rodney Baynard broke my sons arm, I immediately called DCF, DCF did an investigation, and noted that the case was closed due to conflicting statements from the youth and staff. However it was classified as unsubstantiated with "some abuse noted" I was not satisfied with DCF's findings,I also found out that the DCF investigator was a "relative" of one of the staff at Greenville hills, Damon Choice, so I notified the IG's office. They sent Investigator Jeff Kelly to my home.. it was investigator Kelly that botched up the investigation as well by Neglecting to do a background check on Rodney Baynard. I was still not satisfied with the IG's findings, so I called the Madison County Sherriff's office and told them of what occurred at the Program. The Sherriff informed me that the last time they saw Rodney Baynard was when he had to register his criminal history, and one of the charges was aggravated asssult. I then notified Vicki Burnett who at this time was Assistant Regional Director to John Tallon what I had found... her reply to me was.. Oh My God.. what can we do to fix this.. I then told her, Get him the HELL out of there like I've begged you for months because of the abuse that was reported to me by my son's Counselor there Denise Graham. Well, Damon Choice is now an Administrator at Greenville Hills.. even after the abuse that he did to the boys, and MY SON! Rodney Baynard was terminated.. but believe me, I'm not done with him yet! ~Dawn Chase DawnChs@aol.com 850-983-6777

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11/02/06 Escambia JDC: To"know2much" from Escambia, Hey gal you talk like you should be working at Miami-Dade. I guess there are trash talkin morons at every facility. Keep emailing...You are another good example of DJJ's finest. ~Anonymous

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11/02/06 Orange JDC: Pifer, If you allow the negative conditions at Orange to continue ,the responsibilty for the tragedy that will occur will be on you. It has become obvious that Chinault has blown another assignment;retire him or give him a desk in Tallahassee. Williams either can't or won't deal with the neglect and lack of professionalism. Please...DO SOMETHING!! ~Anonymous

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11/01/06 Other: It will never cease to amaze me what delinquent children and their even more delinquent parents can find to complain about. ďMy poor child canít breathe fresh air and is living with mold.Ē Letís not forget it is entirely your fault that your miscreant offspring is in this situation in the first place. Had you done your job and actually parented your child, perhaps they would not have turned out to be among the lowest members of society... Why donít you contemplate what youíve done wrong instead of complaining... ~Irritated with stupid people

It will never cease to amaze me what delinquent children and their even more delinquent parents can find to complain about. ďMy poor child canít breathe fresh air and is living with mold.Ē Letís not forget it is entirely your fault that your miscreant offspring is in this situation in the first place. Had you done your job and actually parented your child, perhaps they would not have turned out to be among the lowest members of society. Since you were unable to properly raise a child, I find it hard to believe that your cleaning skills are much better. I doubt your house is free of mold, so how is your childís current situation any different now? Oh, right. They are no longer able to wreak havoc on the rest of the community! Before you find something else to complain about, remember this: your child is locked up because they broke the law. It is their fault, as well as your own, that they are in a detention center. Why donít you contemplate what youíve done wrong instead of complaining about how the state is raising your child? It's time you took some responsibility. ~Irritated with stupid people

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11/01/06 Orange JDC: Jeezus, do you know how many times I hear in one day from youth "Hey I wanna kill myself!" "I need a counselor!" They know how to work the system - they are desperate to get out and go to Lakeside, thinking it's better (probably is)......wise up. Learn somethng about the culture here. Mental health knows the difference between youth fu**in with you and a real suicidal intent........ ~Anonymous

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11/01/06 Orange JDC: Cathy, I don't know the name of the youth because he was in a cell and I had not seen his name. It was Officer Mims and she was doing ten - minute checks when this happened. Hope you can help. ~Anonymous

[NOTE FROM J4K: OK, but please provide date, time and mod location.]

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11/01/06 Escambia JDC: I dont recall being told to "put up or shut up" except mabey over hearing those words around the facility at times, However just to let you know, that I will continue to post my comments when I feel the need!!! LIKE IT OR NOT!!! When at anytime, an "IGNORANT" "STUPID" "JEALOUS" "UNEDUCATED" "LIER" "KNOW IT ALL" "2FACED" wanna be all that post messages atttempting to discredit another person, I WILL return the favor ALWAYS!! . . . still no2much.. and I dont put out...But I will continue to put up....Have a nice juicy day :) ~no2much

I dont recall being told to "put up or shut up" except mabey over hearing those words around the facility at times, However just to let you know, that I will continue to post my comments when I feel the need!!! LIKE IT OR NOT!!! When at anytime, an "IGNORANT" "STUPID" "JEALOUS" "UNEDUCATED" "LIER" "KNOW IT ALL" "2FACED" wanna be all that post messages atttempting to discredit another person, I WILL return the favor ALWAYS!!!! And most of the time, I can guess who post what message so if you happen to "know even more" then why dont you take your own advice and "PUT UP or SHUT UP" and for GOD's SAKE stay out of the moneybox. lets Keep it "JUICY" and "RIPE" ooops I mean well never mind. You get the picture.....still no2much.. and I dont put out...But I will continue to put up....Have a nice juicy day :) ~no2much

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11/01/06 Orange JDC: With regard to the recent report from Orange about neglectful and unprofessional officer behavior, I can't help but note how ineffective the recent visit from Tallahassee was in correcting attitudes or problems. Orange is hopeless until we get decent leadership and discipline around here. ~Anonymous

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11/01/06 Other: Why do we continue to hear of investigations of the adult corrections facilities and administration but it appears that anything goes with DJJ? Is the Governor protecting his appointee (the Knishe)? Are the lobbyists really that powerful? Who is getting paid? ~Tax Payer

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11/01/06 Orange JDC: I nominate for the DJJ Genius Award of the Week the Orange officer that told the (possibly) suicidal kid to "Do it Right" and "F##k You". This person obviously displays the quaility of care and concern we have come to expext from ORJDC and from DJJ. Such an exemplary employee deserves recognition (and dismissal). Chinault and Williams are noted for maintaining such standards of staff performance. Carry on... ~Anonymous

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11/01/06 Orange JDC: To the Orange Staff that Reported the Mistreatment of Youth by some Orange Officers, The behavior you report reflects the leadership. Please,call the Abuse Line and keep Cathy informed. Even the most incorrigible kid deserves proper care. Thank you for speaking out. ~Parent

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11/01/06 Other DJJ facility: If you all think that the abuse has only been going on since 2002 at Greenville Hills, or ANY other Facility, your sorely mistaken!! I found this on the Internet, . . Names have been named here as well. [geocities.com/trampolineone/survive/srv077.htm] My Son was also here at Aurthur G. Dozier... here is another account of the experience that these boys go through. . . This boys literal torture is horrifying! ~Dawn Chase DawnChs@aol.com  850-983-6777

If you all think that the abuse has only been going on since 2002 at Greenville Hills, or ANY other Facility, your sorely mistaken!! I found this on the Internet, and thought that maybe ALL of you may like to see this. Names have been named here as well. My Son was also here at Aurthur G. Dozier... here is another account of the experience that these boys go through. This alone also proves that my son's account of his experiences there and witnessing of abuse done on other boys is true. Oh how the Truth will surly come through!! This boys literal torture is horrifying! http://www.geocities.com/trampolineone/survive/srv077.htm ~Dawn Chase DawnChs@aol.com  850-983-6777

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10/31/06 Other DJJ facility: The recent writer was right to encourage JDOs and Floor ataff at all DJJ facilities to protect the health and welfare of the youth and the staff by anonymously reporting incidents of abuse,neglect and contaminaton to the Abuse Line,the press or to this board. DJJ cover-ups,denials and intimidation have already resulted in injury and death. No one in their right mind should trust the health and saftey of the youth or the staff to the responsibility of the political parasites that run DJJ. We have seen the tragic results. ~Anonymous

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10/31/06 DJJ Policy: FCAT info is available from the office of Superintendent of the school district in which a DJJ facility is located or from the Department of Education. FCAT info should be discussed with parent at mandatory IEP review/update meeting. Any special educational needs of child and graduation/diploma plan should be included in IEP and must be provided whether or not child is in DJJ custody. It's the law. ~Anonymous

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10/31/06 Orange JDC: Cathy, I heard the most disturbing thing yesterday and need your help to stop it. A youth yelled at an officer from his cell that he was going to kill himself and the JDO responded by saying, "Good, make sure you do it right so the Code WHite can be worth my while." She then proceeded to tell him to f*&* himself. I am tired of hering other officers cursing at the youths and instigating them to fight each other, while administartion does NOTHING!!! Kids may not be physically abused here, but they surely are emotionally abused. Please HELP! ~Anonymous

[NOTE FROM J4K: Provide incident specifics: JDO name; Youth name; Date; Time]

10/30/06 Other DJJ facility: Ex JDO....Hmmm says alot about your current employment, EX being the key phrase. We have always been parents, nothing changed. We are not coming out of the wood work now, we have always been there. As far as the children being incarcerated, there are many different reasons why our children were there. Did YOU bother to read their histories or just assume that you knew why they were there or that they were just "Bad" kids and deserved to be there? We are ALL responsible for these children, we all had a part in how they have grown up... ~Terri Mestre - Shawn Smith's Mom Tmestre@cfl.rr.com

Ex JDO....Hmmm says alot about your current employment, EX being the key phrase. We have always been parents, nothing changed. We are not coming out of the wood work now, we have always been there. As far as the children being incarcerated, there are many different reasons why our children were there. Did YOU bother to read their histories or just assume that you knew why they were there or that they were just "Bad" kids and deserved to be there? We are ALL responsible for these children, we all had a part in how they have grown up...From the parent that has abused or been abused, the child that has been abused, the drug dealer or pimp on the street corner, racist, bigots, drugs, alcohol, TV shows, video games, strip clubs, to name a few, pick your poison! You are not with out blame, so quit trying to justify your exisitance or your job (or the loss of it) by blaming others for your inadequacies. Ask yourself this question, "What have YOU done to prevent child abuse and living conditions at your facility?" Next time, just put your foot in your mouth, save the rest of us from doing it for you. Think before you speak, as you obviously don't know what your talking about. ~Terri Mestre - Shawn Smith's Mom Tmestre@cfl.rr.com

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10/30/06 Leon JDC: We know the department is having serious problems. Since I have been reading this site, the only thing I have noticed is who's sleeping with whom; I don't like that supervisor; He's doing this or she's doing that... Everyone is aware of this. Have we forgotten what we should be focusing on "the Kids." Instead of talking about the things said up above, let us start finding solutions or fixing the problems. We know that the department need new leaders that can be trusted (1). Find one that can be trusted (2). Hiring process should be carefully monitored... ~Anonymous

We know the department is having serious problems. Since I have been reading this site, the only thing I have noticed is who's sleeping with whom; I don't like that supervisor; He's doing this or she's doing that. The secretary of the department is this. His leaders are no good. Everyone is aware of this. Have we forgotten what we should be focusing on "the Kids." Instead of talking about the things said up above, let us start finding solutions or fixing the problems. We know that the department need new leaders that can be trusted (1). Find one that can be trusted (2). Hiring process should be carefully monitored for all seeking employment (3).More pay would bring more qualified people (4). Kids should receive services that is required to meet their needs (5). Stop over populating facilities (6). Stop buying cheep monitor equipment such as video camera (7). All incidents should be investigated by an outside agency. (8)Stop dumping first time offenders in with main population in detention (9). New department leaders need to respect and meet line staff needs, not with threats or lies (10).Troublemakers that are wrong and causing problems,let them go. (11). New leaders, don't put your line workers in a no win situation and not support them. There are more to present, but we all need to help straighten out these problems. What can be done? Please don't be angry when presenting your ideas on the site. Lets make things better the kids. If these ideas are presented in a positive way, there would be more outsiders responding. People attention you want to get are Legislators, newspaper representator, and television news personnel. Line workers lets get real and speak out.("I know the real truth")

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10/30/06 Riverside Academy: I just received an update from Great Schools, about Riverside acadmey, It was my understanding that the schools the youth attend while there are public schools, as my son has an IEP from the school district of Hillsbrough County. Riverside acadmey does not give the FCAT's, there is no school grades for school years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006... It it is my understanding that a child in the 10th grade that does not pass the FCAT can not graduate. So children placed in this program who are in the 10th grade, will not be able to progress in their education after being released. Who do I contact about this. ~A concerned Parent cbsouthern@yahoo.com

I just received an update from Great Schools, about Riverside acadmey, It was my understanding that the schools the youth attend while there are public schools, as my son has an IEP from the school district of Hillsbrough County. Riverside acadmey does not give the FCAT's, there is no school grades for school years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006. This is taken from Great Schools website: FCAT Writing+ Results,This test is not given in any of the grades at this school, FCAT Results, This test is not given in any of the grades at this school. Federal No Child Left Behind Status,The federal No Child Left Behind Act holds both states and schools accountable for yearly progress in student performance.This school did not make adequate yearly progress in 2005-2006.It it is my understanding that a child in the 10th grade that does not pass the FCAT can not graduate. So children placed in this program who are in the 10th grade, will not be able to progress in their education after being released. Who do I contact about this. ~A concerned Parent cbsouthern@yahoo.com

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10/30/06 DJJ Policy: Question: Schembri lied and cheated in New York, lied to the legislators at the hearing in Florida,and has failed to provide candid explanations for problems at Palm Beachgate, Dade, Greenville Hills, Pahokee, Etc. Why would anyone expect him to be truthful about anything? Why is he still in that position of trust? Jeb, Shame on you. ~Tax Payer

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10/30/06 Other DJJ facility: Will the QA/IG investigation at Orange include paternity testing of all the little out-of-wedlock DJJ babies made on the job? The Jerry Springer Show has nothing on the DJJ facilities in this state. Orange is probably no worse than the average. When you employ Hoes and low-lifes,what do you expect? Believe me, all the dopers aren't at Faulkenburg. Who do you think brings in the contraband weed to the youth? QA/IG investigation...don't make me laugh. ~Anonymous

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10/30/06 DJJ Policy: To the Good and Caring Folk that are Employed Inside the DJJ Facilities, Please report instances of air problems, mold,and abuse. You may save a life. You are the only hope that problem areas will be exposed and corrected. You can protect your job by remaining anonymous. Remember you may also be breathing contaminated air. Protect yourself and the youth. Drop a dime on the slime. ~Anonymous

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10/30/06 Other: The people of Florida deserve a much higher level of decency,integrity ,professionalism and competence from the Department of Juvenile Justice. We are paying for quaility service and receiving excuses,lies and cover-ups. I would welcome criminal investigations and prosecutions for any further incidents of death,fraud, contamination or abuse from this corrupt organization. At a minumum an indepth legislative investigation is in order. ~Tax Payer

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10/30/06 Miami-Dade JDC: To Anonymous Miami Dade, Who do you think hired all those back-stabbin, uneducated loosers at Miami-Dade? The staff merely reflects the leadership. DJJ is corrupt and self-serving from top to bottom. Welcome Aboard Rookie... ~Veteran

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10/30/06 Other: To the Anonymous Spell Master, I think I recognized your writing style from your past (suck up messages). I still believe you are a current DJJ official. If you were honest you would know why some people use this site to speak out. DJJ has many "rotten apples". The most rotten are at the very top of the basket. As for your concern for proper spelling; I think you meant "band" together as in a band of people. Not "ban" together as in a ban on DJJ abuse. Keep working on your spelling and grammar or stop showing your arrogance. ~Anonymous

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10/30/06 Manatee JDC: Who are you kidding about discrimination at Manatee? The entire management staff and floor supervisors are African American, except for Gargett. The 2nd shift supervisor is a female and also a person of color. The only lawsuit you might have is one against you for making false statements. ~Anonymous

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10/29/06 Riverside Academy: To the person that was assured by a Riverside representative that "there was no mold problem", If any employee of DJJ or DJJ provider ever told a parent the truth about the poor conditions at DJJ facilities that person's job would be over. "Jason" was probably lying through his teeth. Only an analysis of air quaility can rule out hazardous air. ~Anonymous

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10/29/06 Manatee JDC: Frank, your true colors are showing. Question? Why are there no caucasian women placed on 2nd shift? Why are all women of color placed on 2nd shift? Why are people of color treated differently? You and your side kick Ms.Lisa are not fooling the people of color. Department of Juvenile Justice look forward to a Discrimination law-suit very soon. ~Anonymous

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10/29/06 Miami-Dade JDC: I have one more interview and I will be leaving Miami Dade. I am sick of that place. All the uneducated so called officers. If thats what you call them. Like I said before stop talking about the supervisors and bringing them down. Look at your self, now look what they have to work with. Anyone who thinks they can do better then yall step in a white shirt. I just started and I see alot of 2faced people. Before I leave I will tell every supervisor who talks behind their back. Someone has to put a stop to this. ~Anonymous

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10/29/06 Orange JDC: To Orange 10/28, If QA or IG is at Orange it is just to cover Chinault,Pifer and Schembri's butts. The only way the truth at Orange will ever be exposed is by the Atty. General/law enforcement, the media or maybe by an outside advocacy group. DJJ can not afford an honest investigation. Williams and the other lover boys, hoe hoppers, help humpers, and hoochies better keep it cool till the QA folks leave town. Then it will be business as usual. ~Seen It All Before

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10/29/06 DJJ Policy/Falkenburg: Falkenburg has had a reputation for drug use and bad conditions for years. The staff should be required to submit to a random drug screening. It will never happen because the Department dosen't want the bad publicity. Whats new?! ~Anonymous

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10/29/06 Other: To Ex- JDO For one Danny was not being brought home by Officers , He was in facted working two jobs and Ready to start his third ,Can you say you were trying that DAMB HARD AT THE AGE OF 17 TEEN ! Danny lived with pian every day of his life, Shame on me I asked for HELP... WHAT IS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT BEING HUMAN. It is people like you that are bring out the truth and making it bad for thouse that truly are JDO,S TO HELP CHILDREN ! TRUTH HURT THAT BAD ! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE! Forever in tears... ~Diana Matthews dinmyheart@gmail.com

To Ex- JDO For one Danny was not being brought home by Officers , He was in facted working two jobs and Ready to start his third ,Can you say you were trying that DAMB HARD AT THE AGE OF 17 TEEN ! Danny lived with pian every day of his life, Shame on me I asked for HELP! As did Danny from many Officers , crisis centers and so on . I tryed to have him backeracked for acking out in my home and causing himself injury . WAS I JUST TO SIT BACK AND WATCH HIM COMMIT SUICIDED ! WOULD YOU BE HAPPY THEN? WOULD I HAVE BEEN A REAL PARENT THEN? I was not the one that denided Danny and my family HELP ! We were not the ones that changed there mind three days later and dEcided to arest Danny then forget to tell us THAT DJJ KILLED HIM! Us parents are not going away and if you do not like it YOU MY DEAR EX-JDO CAN GO STRAIGHT BACK TO THE IMORALE HELL WHOLE YOU CRAWLED OUT OFF!!!!!!! Theses are CHILDREN no one ever said they were angels . WHAT IS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT BEING HUMAN. It is people like you that are bring out the truth and making it bad for thouse that truly are JDO,S TO HELP CHILDREN ! TRUTH HURT THAT BAD ! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE! Forever in tears Diana ~Diana Matthews dinmyheart@gmail.com

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10/29/06 DJJ Policy: