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Columbus, OH

#532 Jan 21, 2010
How about stepping into the elevator on other business and seeing your old boss turn her back becuase she know's she was wrong for what she did-as she is apart of all of the drama still going on up in Juvenile? It's truely time get rid of all of the "old business" and bring in new.
food for thought

Columbus, OH

#533 Mar 10, 2010
If you think this is bad then take a look at the state of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, it's the opposite but much worse, I have a friend who constantly complains about the actions of black supervisors, or quite honestly the most blatant issue I've seen:
the promotion of blacks into supervisory roles when they hold a GED over two whites both holding Master's degrees (one was denied an interview)
Todd

Columbus, OH

#534 Apr 22, 2010
Same thing. People gettin jobs that shouldnt just because of their skin color or what is in their pants. There is a place in hell for Karen, Keri, and Brenda,
Courthouse Bob

Newark, OH

#535 May 5, 2010
I park my car where the Juvenile PO's park. I do not blame managment for not letting these people arrest or search. They cannot even dress, park, speak, or carry themselves in a professional manner. I do not know who hired these people. They act like they are from a temp agency. If they came over next door, and sometimes do, they last two weeks.
What

Columbus, OH

#538 May 11, 2010
What has Cecil done and what mess is he in?

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#539 May 27, 2010
Have you heard the most recent news?? Two young men are allegedly charged with Killing a man and wounding another youth while under the supervision of the court. One young man is on probation with Franklin County as we speak. The other was awaiting trial on a Aggravated Robbery charge???? Why were they out on the streets of columbus?? Why weren't both these young men being supervised more closely?? I'll tell you why, the JUVENILE COURT in Franklin County is a joke!!!!!! The young man awaiting trial on the Aggravated Robbery is not the only youth in columbus and franklin county that has been released in the last 2 yrs by the court. This is not the first time a young man released on house arrest has killed someone while awaiting trial in franklin county. Just last yr (2009), two young men, one that was being supervised by franklin county juvenile court pending a felony, and another that was released early from the Department of Youth Services by the court, either escaped or committed another crime while being supervised. Unfortunately in one of the incidents a young baby lost their life due to the poor decision making by the juvenile court. Releasing dangerous youth in franklin county is a daily occurrence. The JUDGES have ORDERED court staff, including the MAGISTRATES to release as many youth as possible to decrease the number of youth detained in the Detention Center?????

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#540 May 27, 2010
There have been no changes, no investigations, and no real concern from the ADMINISTRATION that anything is wrong, OH I'm sorry if there was an investigation, it would incriminate ALL high level officials in the JUVENILE COURT. Nothing has changed, there still is a ROGUE supervisor in the probation department. His name once again is CECIL HOWELL. He is also partly to blame for the recent shooting death of the victim at the hands of the two young teenage boys. His unit, mainly the placement side should have been supervising young Mr. Mason. This young man was living outside the county limits in Dayton, Oh. Mr. Howell refused to accept the young man's case for supervision without any real reason why. It is standard practice that any youth on probation in franklin county who live outside of the county limits be supervised by the placement unit. Why was this case any different??? Mr. Howell you may remember is also responsible for terminating a FELONY level case of a young woman, who is now facing ADULT charges stemming from another AGGRAVATED ROBBERY charge. Mr. Howell is allowed to operate as he pleases without any recourse for his actions, even if his lack of follow through leads to a man's death. These are the people who are operating, administrating, and handling YOUR county $$$$$$$. Another person, BRENDA SMITH has been a subject in all 3 letters.

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#541 May 27, 2010
She is the deputy director over the probation department, she is ultimately responsible for ALL FINAL decisions that occur in this department, and she is partly to blame for an innocent man losing his life at the hands of minor youth being supervised by a department she controls!!!!!!! Trust me it is not the probation staff that are responsible for these mishaps, their power was STRIPPED long ago by MRS. SMITH. The knowledgeable probation staff have voiced their concerns many times, only to be threatened with disciplinary write-ups, suspensions, or even TERMINATION for no just cause. The staff operate on a "DAMNED IF YOU, DAMNED IF YOU DONT" attitude. WHY is nothing being done??? All the information in the 3 previous letters have been sent out to the masses; local/state media, county/city agency's, all the JUDGES and ADMINISTRATOR'S, and any person's who care about the welfare of FRANKLIN COUNTY. It is time to ask questions people, it is time for the COUNTY to ask more questions of the court's administration, about their standard operating practices, and frankly it is time for the COURT ADMINISTRATION to be held accountable for their part in all this dysfunction. Don't just read this, call the JUVENILE COURT and voice your concerns, call the COUNTY COMMISSIONERS and voice your concerns, call your local/state leaders and voice your concerns, and finally through DEMOCRACY vote out the current JUDGES in the JUVENILE COURT if they continue to ignore the problems in their ADMINISTRATION and their COURT!!!!!!
SteelerProud1

Newark, OH

#543 Jul 2, 2010
Buckeyebren wrote:
I have no doubt there is racism there. It has been found in the police department many times but only a few have been made public. Their union does it's best to sweep the rest under some rug. That rug however is festering with so much racist ooze it can not be contained by the lies being told any longer. The truth shows through as surely as I am typing these words by what people do in their daily life.
Who is the racist WHite or Black cops ?
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Columbus, OH

#545 Jul 17, 2010
This is the 5th letter written about the extreme problems that exist at the Franklin County Juvenile Court. Recently changes have been implied, but the court still has many issues that need to be addressed. The problems equate to "bullet wounds", the solutions equate to using a "band aid" to stop the bleeding. The youth and community of Franklin County deserve better than what is being offered within the court system. Recently the Court Director; Karen Casey and Deputy Director of Programs and Probation; Brenda Smith allowed an important Federal Grant to lapse and chose not to submit an application to renew it. This grant was important because it provided restitution money to the court's Juvenile Restitution Program. This money was dispersed to victim's of crimes committed by juveniles in Franklin County, after these juveniles completed court ordered community service. Mrs. Casey and Mrs. Smith "FORGOT" to renew this important grant and chose not to follow up on other resources to keep this money allocated to the Restitution Dept. This type of behavior has been common over the last 3-4 yrs since Mrs. Casey and Mrs. Smith took their current positions within the court. What happens to victims of crimes in Franklin County, who holds these rogue juveniles accountable, and why haven't the lead administrator's of the court(the Judges) held the main culprits of this mismanagement accountable?????? Nothing has improved, there have been 4 previous letter's, giving detailed and factual information about how dysfunctional the juvenile court is and to this point no significant actions have been taken. I will state again, other employees, especially Walter Wheeler; the previous Chief Probation Officer of the juvenile probation department were walked out and forced to resign for smaller, more menial infractions. Yet Mrs. Casey and Mrs. Smith maintain their "high" paying jobs, and have not been "disciplined" for their significant infractions. All this has been conveniently hidden from the general public, why??? It is not hard to see that the court is not being run in a functional manner, nor are the main culprits being held accountable for their huge mistakes!!!!!!! These mistakes have cost Franklin County a considerable amount of money, it has cost the entire legal system in Franklin County to be questioned for it's effectiveness and fairness, and it has cost the citizens of Franklin County to endure more safety related issues. The employees who worked in the Restitution Dept were forced to moved over to another dept, their Supv was forced to take a $9/hr paycut to continue working at the court. Is this fair, why should these people by affected by other's mistakes, especially when the main people making these mistakes are supposed to know what they are doing, and are being paid almost $225,000/yr collectively to be "competent" administrators of the juvenile court?????? Do you think this is fair??? Why are innocent people inside and outside of the court being affected by "poor" decision making of the administration of the juvenile court?? It is time to stop playing and start holding people accountable for their mistakes. I challenge every reader to call the Franklin County Commissioners Office and ask why they have decided to be silent on these issues, when the current Judges of the Juvenile Court are up for re-election question the job they have done since they were elected, and call the Juvenile Court and ask why the employees are being "persecuted" and "blamed" for mismanagement from an incompetent court administration. ENOUGH is ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!
Wow

Columbus, OH

#546 Jul 18, 2010
Its time to start voting Judges out, we the people of Franklin County demand better. We new a whole new administration!!!!!!!!!
Columbus voter

Columbus, OH

#549 Jul 28, 2010
Time to start replacing these "don't care" judges, starting with Kim Browne!

Vote Jamie Campbell this November !

http://meetjamiecampbell.com/index.php...
Mike Stone

Columbus, OH

#551 Aug 8, 2010
Campbell has my vote. Something needs to change down there.
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#552 Aug 22, 2010
Here is another letter,#6 to be exact describing the poorly managed juvenile court in Franklin County. Continued problems plague the court and it appears that NO changes will be made any time soon. You have a supervisor; Cecil Howell who is still employed with the court, even though he has had 2 separate complaints from female workers this year alone (2010), outlying his rude, insensitive, and sexist behavior. He has degraded females at the court, made sexual advances, and has threatened female workers. Now Mr. Howell is being investigated for abusing his authority as a supervisor. Mr. Howell apparently instructed staff at the Franklin County Detention Center to hold a juvenile offender when they didn't score high enough on the center's assessment tool. Mr. Howell did this as a favor to family friends who were offended upon by this juvenile, unfortunately the court has strict rules against this!!!!! The JUDGES have even issued a special court order stating that NO OFFENDERS, especially those with misdemeanor charges be held pending their preliminary hearing. The reason why what Mr. Howell did is important is that there have been other juvenile offenders who were charged with more serious offenses brought to the detention that were RELEASED due to the JUDGES court order, but Mr. Howell used his authority to hold a misdemeanor offender. There have been offenders brought in for GUNS, FELONY DRUG, and FELONY ASSAULT charges who were released back into the community pending trial, and Mr. Howell had a young person held, charged with a misdemeanor because he knew the alleged victims????? Can we say double standard!!!!! Why is this allowed, and do you the reader see how this type of irresponsible behavior exhibited by a supervisor and the court's administration has led to a HUGE INCREASE in GUN CRIMES and HOMICIDES among juveniles in Franklin County?? The community expects the Juvenile Court to uphold the law and to keep the community safe from chronic, dangerous offenders that have placed so much fear on people in the community. Why is the court administration overlooking these huge lapses in judgment by their own employees?? The outgoing court director; Karen Casey is retiring on 9/1/2010, but the court has replaced her with Keri Griffin; Deputy Director of Human Resources. Unfortunately Ms. Griffin is responsible for reviewing complaints filed by employees, she was responsible for reviewing the 2 complaints filed against Mr. Howell by two female employees and found no issues with Mr. Howell's behavior. This is the same problem that has plagued the court by placing unqualified person's in important positions, and expect these person's to make good, solid decisions!!!!!! The court has retained Cecil Howell, Keri Griffin, and Brenda Smith; Deputy Director of Programs and Probation, the problem is that these three people are the main reason for all these mismanagement at the court, along with Karen Casey. It is time that the court (JUDGES), CLEAN HOUSE and bring in qualified person's who will improve the image and effectiveness of the court and hold rogue employees accountable for their actions. The community deserves to have a fully functioning juvenile court. Readers please don't ignore this letter, ask questions, talk to your neighbors and share this information.
i know

Columbus, OH

#553 Aug 22, 2010
One who knows wrote:
Look at every major promotion in the past 2-3 years:
Position Filled by
Asst. Supe-Stenos White woman
Drug Court Supe White woman
Intake Clerk Supe White woman
Intake Supe White woman
Teen Court Supe White woman
Director Progs/Prob White woman
Personnel Manager White woman(didnt take job)
See any pattern?
When someone with experience is passed over (like Diane Tate), the excuse is "Julie has a Masters Degree". When someone with a degree is passed over, the reason is "Peggy has no degree, but more experience".
It is not just racism, it is sexism, too.
Its about time the whites get in some promotion..in this nation and city under blackness
I see you

Columbus, OH

#554 Aug 23, 2010
This latest behavior by Cecil could haveput the court in a pposition to be sued, it still could happen.Brend, Kerri are still covering for him, that good old boy network. He should have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. He still walks around the court/probation department with that sneaky smill, actually thinking that nothing will happen to him. The judges continueto let those mentioned make decisions and represent the court, shame on you. What are the Judges and the County Comissioners going to do. Do they support the works and directions of Brenda, Cecil and Kerri? Cecil had a po in his unit that was transferred due to Cecil's agressive supervison. Cecil told the new Supervisor of his old PO to not let her go in the community with another Po only because cecil did not like the former PO. Brenda agin supported Cecil with engagment of the other Supervisor. He passed on to the new supervisor what he was doing to his old PO and yes, Brenda supported Cecil again. Brenda and Cecil, you reap what you sow.Cecil made a call to the detention center and had a girl that was not on probation held. He did this becaus he knew the victims in the crime that she allegedly committed.They went to his church. Again, double standard clearly.This is clearly abuse of authority. He should have been fired on the spot.
I see you

Columbus, OH

#555 Aug 24, 2010
Cecil told me and showed me the Request for Disciplinary Hearing on July 28/10 that Brenda said that she was writing him up for a disciplinary hearing about the youth in the DH who was not on probation. She said in the memo that Cecil's errors were that he was not the duty supervisor on call at the time of this situation.He had no authority to contact the Detention Center and ask for the youth to be held. That Cecil violated the court's code of conduct by willingly involving himself in a case of a youth who was known to him from his private life. How can you make a decision of a youth that is not on probation only because you have church ties to the case. How long will the court keep Cecil as a liability. And how long will the court continue to let Brenda do what she does and cover for Cecil.I hear that the family of this girl is in the process of obtaining an Attorney to sue the court for false detainment due to Cecil's dealing with this. He is out of control, he has poor decision skills, and very agressive behavior, see this was a girl, as in female. He has that problem with the female gender as noted throughout this blog.
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#556 Aug 27, 2010
Until real changes comes to the Juvenile probation Department, along with a raise for all the mess that the department has had to put up with for the last 3 years with BRENDA AND CECIL. The LETTERS will continue along with all INFORMATION and KNOWLEDGE in the department will be shared with all MEDIA outlets and COMMUNITY LEADERS.
hohum

Columbus, OH

#557 Sep 8, 2010
This blog is very boring.....and obviously ineffective since the complaints from 3 years ago continue to be the complaints of today. Sounds like a new venue needs to be explored! Better yet, complete your probation notes since you like to write so much! OR, Use your writing skills to complete a new job application & resume' since you obviously don't like the one you have!(Just brush up on your spelling & punctuation first!) OCD maybe?? You sound more racist than those administrators you want to blame! Get over it! Leave! Lots of folks would love to have your job! Seen the unemployment stats lately?
Handle business

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#559 Sep 10, 2010
hohum wrote:
This blog is very boring.....and obviously ineffective since the complaints from 3 years ago continue to be the complaints of today. Sounds like a new venue needs to be explored! Better yet, complete your probation notes since you like to write so much! OR, Use your writing skills to complete a new job application & resume' since you obviously don't like the one you have!(Just brush up on your spelling & punctuation first!) OCD maybe?? You sound more racist than those administrators you want to blame! Get over it! Leave! Lots of folks would love to have your job! Seen the unemployment stats lately?
SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE THATS WORKING ALONG WITH THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION, IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW LONG AGO THIS BLOG HAS BEEN ONLINE!! CHANGE WILL COME, YOU WILL BE THE PERSON LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB! THIS BLOG IS WORKING, KEEP READING! CHANGE IS HAPPENING RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE! MORE CHANGES ARE ON THE WAY!(SMILE)

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