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Some Tryon staffers get orders of protection

Official calls move a reaction to policy change at facility

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Several employees at the Tryon Residential Center have sought and obtained orders of protection against residents at the troubled facility in what state officials are characterizing as “push back” against recent policy changes at Tryon. Edward Borges, the communications director at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, which runs Tryon, said the state has been attempting to reform its program for troubled youths at facilities like Tryon in an effort to ...

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October 5, 2008
11:32 a.m.

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Here goes Borges again putting blame on staff for all of the agencies problems. We will always be no good upstate employees to them and we will always be reason the facilities have problems to them. This is a losing battle for us. If we need more training then why wasn't it done a long time ago? Why not before staff made there concerns public? Who is being held accountable for not providing the proper amount of training? How are all facilities going to get this training(this is a state wide issue not a just Tryon issue)? This training is just going to be used as another tool for them to close the facility. It will be said they have changed Administrators several times and retrained all staff put still have issues so we are closing the facility, even though they say right now that there is no intention to close Tryon. If there was no intention then why have we been threatened with it for so long?

Yes a resident died at Tryon after having been restrained. After intensive NYS troopers investigation and grand jury trail the staff involved were found to have followed policy and not guilty of any criminal activity. So I hope those staff attempt to sue Borges for his statement here. Also yes a staff punched a resident, he admitted to his lose of self control and making the mistake and has paid his debt to through the justice system but is still being persecuted by ocfs.

October 5, 2008
11:40 a.m.
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October 5, 2008
11:50 a.m.

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I have been an employee of DFY / OCFS for the past 19 years. I have never NEVER seen the waste and non-sence of Home office that we see today.. Ms. Clarion has no clue how a Facility, Group Home, Evening Reporting Center is run. I would put money on that Ms. Clarion and here Staff don't even know how a juvenile is sent to OCFS. Joyece B. Tony H. and Eddie Borgess are all head hunters. If I was running OCFS those would be the first 4 to go. What happened to promoting from with in. Yes some will say a new broom sweeps clean this is true but you must know what you are doing to use the broom. I bet Gladys has never swept her own floor.

I keep hearing these poor kids. If OCFS caried about the children the Home Office staff would be driving Ford Focus' or Chevy Cavilers NOT Toyota Highlanders at the tune of $42,000 per car. The day I went to HO on the Train there must have been 40 -50 new Toyota Highlanders in the parking Lot being conseritvie 40 X $32,000 $128,000 out of our pockets.

Newspaper staff please invesagate the background OF MS Clarion and here group of 32 that were hand chosed to reform OCFS. 28 of the 32 are from Metro NYC. Only 4 are on the East side of the Hudson. and NO representation from CSEA. and O ZERO from Erie County (Buffalo) the second largest City in NY. Glady thinks New York State is all west of the hudson.

October 6, 2008
8:24 a.m.

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On my post dated 10/5/2008 11:50 AM it should read last paragraph " Only 4 are on the WEST side of the Hudson.

On my post dated 10/5/2008 11:40 AM for those of you wondering what bad things I said. It was blank I was new to this posting stuff.

Have a good day

October 7, 2008
9:06 p.m.

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What is it going to take for someone to take notice of what is going on and get Gladys Carrion out of there? Is it going to take another death? Resident or Staff? Ms. Carrion has no clue what she is doing and her ONLY agenda is to close all the upstate facilities and move the jobs to NYC to treat HER children. As anyone in any of the Facilities will tell you - to quote her "she is not going support upstate NY on the backs of her minority children". Her plan is to send these kids back to the communities they came from. Do you want a burgler, robber, assualter, gang banger back in your neighborhood to be treated? Back on the streets with guns and who knows what else? Who is going to MAKE these children go to their treatments? She has already begun her plan to close facilites - first she says we will just close these units so that we can renorm the facility and retrain the staff (what she doesn't say is that she will NEVER reopen those units), then she stops sending residents to that facility so that she can "show" that those facilities are not needed... It is happening right now she has already begun the process - now is the time to FIGHT - we can not sit on our hands it will happen to us too.