Coffee County DHR embroiled in controversy

Sep 26, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Dothan Eagle

A Montgomery County circuit judge will decide Monday if a termination hearing can proceed against a Coffee County Department of Human Resources employee who claims her job is being used as leverage to secure ...

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Bellevue, WA

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Oct 2, 2008
 
How come Sharon Ficquette, Page Walley investigate and threaten to fire an employee for having an affair in Coffee County and not investigate a Supervisor, now Director for St Clair County DHR for having an affair? She been having an with an attorney who serves as Guardian ad litem on cases in her office? I am sure this Director shared confidential info with him,you know pillor talk. The New Commissioner, Nancy Buckner is well aware of this affair as she advised the new director that her lover should not serve as a GAL any longer.

Sharon Ficquette has a lot of gall to go after individuals for committing what she deems a breach of confidentiality, since she broke this very law herself as reported in the Bham News! To date no actions have been taken against her for this breach from the state or the state bar association. Why?
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Oct 3, 2008
 
You know how that goes....do as I say and not as I do. If you have enough power you can do anything. That's what a social worker told me. She also said "you don't have enough money to fight DHR". She was also right about that.
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Bellevue, WA

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Oct 10, 2008
 
Sharon Ficquette violated confidentality laws. Several complaints were filed with the Alabama Bar Association on this matter.

September 30, 2008 the State Bar sent a letter to one of the parties who filed the complaint stating the following:

Ms. Ficquette received a private reprimand for actions in this matter. This reprimand will remain in her permanent file and be considered in the event she receives discpline in the future.

An e-mail was sent to the State Bar requesting that her reprimand be made public so the citizens would know what she did wrong.

To consider the fact that Ms Ficquette had the license revoked of a former social worker for a similar not proven circumstance. There is clearly a disparity in justice.

The State Bar refused to appeal their decision regaring a private reprimand for Ms Ficquette and stated they consider the matter closed.

A private reprimand is nothing more that a slap on the wrist, if that much.

Clearly, there is a disparity in punishment and demonstrates that the State Bar protects their own. The law only applies to us common folks and not the higher ups in government.
JAC

Fort Rucker, AL

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Jan 18, 2009
 
I am currently under investigation by DHR and consequently the police. I have been prohibited from seeing my children. I think that there needs to be a committee to supervise the behavior of DHR. I have lived in Alabama seventeen years. I have seen the abuse that DHR commits on the poor in our society. They trample on the rights of the under-represented in our society. As for me, I can pretty much kiss my childrens childhood good-bye. My girlfriend was in a foster home and was raped repeatedly by her foster father. DHR did nothing to this person. These gestapo like tactics that they use to "protect children" are really just a ruse designed to maintain their quotas and fund their programs. It's all about money! Between the drugs and DHR a poor family does not stand a chance in our society. When the children grow up there will be consequences to bear.
JAC

Fort Rucker, AL

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Jan 18, 2009
 

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I am being investigated by DHR in Coffee County Alabama. I have been prohibited from seeing my children. I really think that there should be a bipartisan committee setup up to monitor the behavior of DHR. I have been here approximately seventeen years. In that amount of time I have seen the abuse that DHR commits on poor families. My children’s mother was raped by her foster father while she was under DHR care. Nothing was ever done to this person. She now has to deal with a lifetime of trauma due to this abuse. I have also been courted by DHR to be a foster parent however, I refused due to the fact that I did not have the time to be a good father to them. Some of the people I met during the foster program initiation only wanted the money and food that came with being a foster parent.
Ken Chamberlain

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Jan 31, 2009
 
The St.Clair County Department of Human Resources is Corrupt beyond belief! They remove children from their home and place them in foster care rather than with family! The reason for this is so they can charge the parents $500.00 dollars a month child support! They drag it out in order to collect that money! You don't have to be charged with a crime, you only need to be under investigation! they don't even need to have creditble evidence! Then to top it off after your kids have been in their custody for six months they take you to court for child support and charge you arrears on child support all the way back to when they took them!$3000.00 dollars! Then if you can't pay, the court threatens to put you in jail! Not to mention the fact that they report your back support to the U.S. Treasury Dept. Even though you have payment arrangements on the back support and are making those payments as ordered by the court, They offset your income tax return and take it! so forget any ideas you may have had to pay off that car loan or mortage on your house, and forget about retaining that birmingham lawyer to fight these Nazi Gestapo Tactics that they use roll over you. All the while you have never been charged or prosecuted for any wrong doing! What happend to Due process in this country!

“ALABAMA DHR "Abuse of power?"”

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Jan 31, 2009
 
The St.Clair County Department of Human Resources is Corrupt beyond belief! They remove children from their home and place them in foster care rather than with family! The reason for this is so they can charge the parents $500.00 dollars a month child support! They drag it out in order to collect that money! You don't have to be charged with a crime, you only need to be under investigation! they don't even need to have creditble evidence! Then to top it off after your kids have been in their custody for six months they take you to court for child support and charge you arrears on child support all the way back to when they took them!$3000.00 dollars! Then if you can't pay, the court threatens to put you in jail! Not to mention the fact that they report your back support to the U.S. Treasury Dept. Even though you have payment arrangements on the back support and are making those payments as ordered by the court, They offset your income tax return and take it! so forget any ideas you may have had to pay off that car loan or mortage on your house, and forget about retaining that birmingham lawyer to fight these Nazi Gestapo Tactics that they use roll over you. All the while you have never been charged or prosecuted for any wrong doing! What happend to Due process in this country!
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Montgomery, AL

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Feb 12, 2009
 
Cheryl is the best investigator that place has ever had. If anything ever happened to my children I would want to have her there. She knows her stuff and goes above and beyond to get justice for these kids. This is ridiculous! Funny how male investigators can get away with so much at Coffee County DHR but females are pushed out for trying to do the right thing.
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Jun 11, 2011
 
I heard that there is an undercover investigation going on in St. Clair County. I think things might be changing soon and certain people will be loosing their jobs because of corruption. Why do they think they can get away with this crap when the people in Washington are being caught. Just a heads up for the people involved in the corruption. Money is the root of ALL evil.
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Alturas, FL

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Aug 24, 2011
 
It is completly different n my family. Dhr is sitting on there behinds not doing anything to 2 people that has been n dhr since 2008. St. Clair county refuses to take there last child even though they have had to more children taken from there custody. The mother is on drugs, cuts herself up infront of child and the social worker is lazy. She better get off her behind and do her job.
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Trussville, AL

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Oct 30, 2012
 
I am the mother of two boys and grandmother of three girls and one boy. Our family has been ripped open by DHR because of libel and slander by one of my ex-daughter-in-laws filed false statements on a restraining order after a fight with my son at their home. Her mother is director of Pike County DHR and she even made slanderous statements to my attorney when I sought help to file the libel by her daughter. We have had four CANs opened on my and my home and the only one that is closed is the one where we had our attorney (we lost all of our retirement savings). All other parties of record had court-appointed attorneys. I proved that all allegations made about me and my family were lies. DHR has allowed this director to actually manipulate their computer records and even hide things that were filed by my attorneys. Still looking for an attorney who is not afraid of DHR so I can file criminal suits against all involved in these matters. These cases are all based on lies; but, this is their way of protecting the daughter of a co-worker.

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