County commissioners need to take action

An Open Letter to the Huron County board of commissioners: Recently, I served on the Gravelle jury. It was a daunting and difficult task. What was most evident in this case was that these children have been failed both by their adoptive parents and by the agencies in charge of their supervision. While we, the jury, have held the adoptive parents responsible for their part in this failure, no one has addressed the failure of the personnel in whom the citizens trust with the oversight of society's most vulnerable.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

An Open Letter to the Huron County board of commissioners:

Recently, I served on the Gravelle jury. It was a daunting and difficult task. What was most evident in this case was that these children have been failed both by their adoptive parents and by the agencies in charge of their supervision. While we, the jury, have held the adoptive parents responsible for their part in this failure, no one has addressed the failure of the personnel in whom the citizens trust with the oversight of society's most vulnerable.

Comments

Ruth Blaisdell ...

I know this is getting old from me, but I am telling the truth when I tell you that Huron County Children's Services is a corrupt office. I have called numerous state offices looking for someone to help us get out files cleared of the lies that HCDJFS wrote out of spite because we filed complaints against them.

Even though their actions are illegal, we cannot get help unless we get a lawyer. The reason for this is because they are a state funded, county administrated agency. This means that the county commissioners and the county prosecutors office are the ones who need to address problems like ours.

Think about it. In a small county like ours, the commissioners and the administrators of HCDJFS personally know each other. I wrote to the commissioners about our situtation & got NO HELP from them. Plus the prosecutor's office is HCDJFS's lawyers. Talk about conflict of interest.

I was told by a representative at the Help Desk at Ohio DJFS that the people at HCDJFS "can do whatever they want and there is nothing I can do about it". I am wondering if this is true or not because there is no one to help us or the other people who have tried to get help from HCDJS over the last years. If they are not taken to task by the county prosecutor or the county commissioners, they can get by with all the lying, cheating, etc. that they want unless they get caught by a bigger source. I think they are finally coming under scrutiny.

My sincere hope is that the administration of Children's Services are replaced with people who are willing to be truthful, fair, and upright.