Florida Caseworker Didn’t Check On Children, Arrested For Falsifying Records

Sashelle Alamo-Rios charged with 11 counts of falsifying records.

May 2, 2013|By Jerriann Sullivan and, Orlando Sentinel

A child-welfare caseworker was arrested Wednesday, charged with not visiting children for scheduled appointments and falsifying records to cover it up, court documents show.

Sashelle Alamo-Rios, 27, was working as a case manager for the Children’s Home Society of Florida, which has a contract with the Florida Department of Children and Families to provide services to foster children, a CHSF spokesperson said.

 

Alamo-Rios is facing 11 counts of falsifying records between Jan. 20 and March 22 of 2012 after a foster caregiver told the chief investigator for DCF that she did not see Alamo-Rios on several scheduled appointments, court records show.

The foster mom “recorded DCF’s visitations on a calendar and Alamo-Rios did not keep the face-to-face meetings,” despite turning in records for travel reimbursements, according to investigate documents filed by the Orange-Osceola Ninth Circuit State Attorney’s Office.

 

 

An initial tip was reported to CHSF in March 2012. Officials from that agency contacted DCF’s Office of Inspector General with the tip and the investigation ensued.

“We take our responsibility for keeping kids safe seriously,” CHSF Central Florida Executive Director Tara

Director Tara Hormell

Hormell said. “We have a zero tolerance policy on falsification.”

Alamo-Rios worked for CHSF for 22 months with children who are victims of abuse and neglect before being put on suspension, Hormell said.

 

 

She was put on suspension when the investigation started, but quit before CHSF could fire her, according to Hormell.

According to court documents, investigators determined that “none of the children were placed at risk or harmed.”

CHSF has 89 locations throughout the state and helps about 90,000 children annually, Hormell said.

 

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    Society, family courts must empower, not limit, fathers

    By Glen Gibellina Published: May 6, 2013 Bradenton Herald, FL.

    Where have all the fathers gone?

    Family courts and feminism have stripped men of their ability to be authority figures. Men who express any type of authority are labeled as mean, uncaring, and even abusive.

    Their role as father has been reduced to nothing more than that of a helpless bystander who can no longer parent with any authority.

    We are headed for absolute disaster if we do not start changing the message now and start teaching fathers that it is OK to be authoritative and teaching them to lay down the law with their children.

    We need to let men know that being a father is OK, and that having their child cry or be punished for acting badly does not make them some sort of monster.

    Fathers have lost their place in the family and are now left confused and powerless while their children walk all over them and become the misguided leaders of the family. It’s a recipe for disaster.

    It’s time to give fathers back their power as parents. Society and family courts need to wake up and see the irreparable damage being done to our children. Family courts have hindered a father’s ability to parent effectively.

    Children need rules, direction, and authority in order to thrive. Children need to fail, to fall down, to get hurt, to cry, and to see consequences to their actions in order to be healthy and well-adjusted.

    Third-party “experts” who are not qualified to control their own family life have no place in our family lives. Jury trials would assure that.

    If society and family courts would spend as much time and money putting the family back together instead of separating them we as a nation would be better off.

    Glen Gibellina

    Bradenton

    Never Give Up, Never Retreat and Never, Never Surrender

    Congressional Testimony: Glen Gibellina to Bill Windsor of Lawless America

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