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June 29, 2010

BE MADE TO IMPROVE THAT DEPARTMENT. THIS COUNTY COULDN'T EVEN AGREE ON HIRING THE MOST RESPECTED AND PREEMINENT JUVENILE JUSTICE EXPERT IN THE NATION, SHAY BELICHICK, TO REFORM A BROKEN SYSTEM, AND I MADE THAT RECOMMENDATION TO THE CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER BACK IN 2005. TODAY, I HOPE AND PRAY THAT THINGS ARE DIFFERENT. I DON'T KNOW THE NEW CHIEF OR HIS NEW DEPUTY. WE'VE NEVER SPOKEN. BUT I DO KNOW THAT YOU'VE HIRED HIM TO RUN AND TO FIX THIS DEPARTMENT, AND WITH THAT MASSIVE RESPONSIBILITY, HE MUST BE GIVEN COMPLETE AUTHORITY TO HIRE HIS OWN TEAMS. GIVE HIM THAT AUTHORITY TO HIRE THESE MANAGERS AND THEN HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR ACHIEVING RESULTS. YOU MAY FEEL THAT YOU KNOW WHAT HE IS UP AGAINST, BUT I WANT YOU TO HEAR IT FROM SOMEONE WHO WAS ACTUALLY THERE. THE THINGS THAT I WITNESSED AS A MEMBER OF THAT EXECUTIVE TEAM, I'VE NEVER SEEN SOMETHING SO STRUCTURALLY DEFICIENT IN MY LIFE, LITTERED WITH HIGH RANKING INDIVIDUALS WHO BRAZENLY DEFY THE LAW, ANY SEMBLANCE OF THEIR JOB DESCRIPTIONS, AND WERE PAID LARGE SALARIES TO PERFORM IT. I REVIEWED HUNDREDS OF CASE FILES, MET WITH FRONT LINE WORKERS IN CAMPS AND HALLS AND RECOMMENDED CORRECTIVE ACTION AFTER ACTION THAT WENT NOWHERE UNLESS IT MAY HAVE BEEN REPRESENTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE THAT THOSE WERE ACTIONS ACTUALLY BEING TAKEN. AND IN SOME, THE DEPARTMENT HAS A SYSTEMATIC PATTERN AND PRACTICE OF NOT HAVING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN WRITING. IT WAS COMPLETE ANARCHY AND THE HARD-WORKING STAFF THAT YOU HAVE,

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